Luke Pomersbach has been ruled out of Western Australia's Pura Cup match against Victoria after being involved in a car accident on Sunday. Pomersbach is not in hospital but has been rested as a precaution as Western Australia's medical staff wait for the results of scans to determine the extent of any injuries.
The Warriors recalled Clint Heron to replace Pomersbach for the match starting on Thursday at Melbourne. However, Pomersbach could yet be deemed fit to play in next week's Pura Cup game against South Australia. Western Australia also called on Danny McLauchlan, the uncapped left-arm fast bowler, to boost their attack at the MCG as Brett Dorey continues to recover from a toe injury.
McLauchlan, 29, moved to Perth from Sydney at the start of the season in an effort to increase his chances of playing first-class cricket. His nine-wicket match for the Western Australia Second XI last week - including 6 for 111 in the second innings - came on the back of a solid season for his club Scarborough, where he has 42 wickets at 19.70.
The Warriors also returned Shaun Marsh to their 12-man squad. The game is a vital one for both teams, with Victoria third and Western Australia fourth on the Pura Cup table and only one match remaining for each side after the MCG clash.
Victoria have not yet named their line-up but they will be without Jon Moss, who suffered a thigh strain at training on Thursday and is unable to bowl for two weeks. Moss batted in the FR Cup final on Sunday but Greg Shipperd, the Victoria coach, said he would not be risked this week. "He's an important part of our team so we can't take any chances with him," Shipperd said on the Bushrangers' website.
Western Australia squad Justin Langer (capt), Chris Rogers, David Bandy, Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Adam Voges, Clint Heron, Luke Ronchi (wk), Aaron Heal, Steve Magoffin, Ben Edmondson, Danny McLauchlan.