Jon Holland has been preferred to Bryce McGain as Victoria's specialist spinner in the FR Cup game against Western Australia on Saturday and the Bushrangers are also hopeful of having Clint McKay available in Bunbury. McKay is in Australia's squad for the second Test against West Indies but should be released on Friday if he is not in the starting XI.
Holland, the left-arm spinner, was part of Australia's one-day squad in India last month, but he did not play a game and when he returned he has had to battle with McGain for action. McGain was dropped following figures of 0 for 43 off five overs in Victoria's loss to Queensland on Wednesday. Darren Pattinson is also in the 13-man squad that will not be finalised until Saturday morning.
Western Australia have Ashley Noffke back and will want to build on their win over New South Wales last week. They thrashed the Blues by 129 runs in the FR Cup before being swept aside in the following Sheffield Shield encounter.
Victoria squad Robert Quiney, Chris Rogers, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Cameron White (capt), Andrew McDonald, Matthew Wade (wk), Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Jon Holland, Clinton McKay, Darren Pattinson, James Pattinson.
Western Australia squad Shaun Marsh, Wes Robinson, Adam Voges (capt), Mitch Marsh, Theo Doropoulos, Luke Ronchi (wk), Justin Coetzee, Aaron Heal, Ashley Noffke, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Michael Hogan, Brad Knowles, Steve Magoffin.