Australian domestic news October 7, 2010

Feldman out for six weeks with broken wrist

ESPNcricinfo staff

Queensland have lost the promising fast bowler Luke Feldman for six weeks after he fractured a bone in his wrist during Wednesday's Ryobi Cup match at the Gabba. Feldman hurt his wrist fielding off his own bowling as he took 4 for 64 in the narrow loss for the Bulls, and he has been replaced by Cameron Gannon in the squad for Friday's Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania.

The right-arm fast bowler Gannon, 21, is in his first season as a Queensland rookie and if he plays on Friday, he will be working under the leadership of Chris Hartley, the stand-in captain. Hartley has been handed the job temporarily as the Bulls' skipper James Hopes will on Monday fly to India to join Australia's ODI side.

"We knew this situation was on the cards when I accepted the offer to captain the Bulls and we're in a fortunate position to have a strong leadership group that can deal with this contingency," Hopes said. "Harts is a very experienced cricketer who leads by example as well as being an astute tactician and observer of the game."

Hopes' place in the Sheffield Shield squad has been taken by the batsman Craig Philipson. Queensland were the runners-up in the competition last summer and they will again be one of the favourites to challenge Victoria, who are searching for their third consecutive Sheffield Shield title.

Queensland squad Ryan Broad, Wade Townsend, Chris Lynn, Lee Carseldine, Craig Philipson, Ben Dunk, Chris Hartley (capt, wk), Chris Swan, Nathan Rimmington, Ben Laughlin, Cameron Boyce, Cameron Gannon.

Tasmania squad Ed Cowan, Steven Cazzulino, Mark Cosgrove, George Bailey (capt), Alex Doolan, Travis Birt, Luke Butterworth, Brett Geeves, James Faulkner, Brady Jones (wk), Xavier Doherty, Brendan Drew, Adam Griffith.