Veteran Shaun Marsh will become the first man to represent Western Australia across 20 domestic seasons when WA take on South Australia in the season-opener at Karen Rolton Oval.

Marsh, the reigning Domestic Player of the Year, is part of a WA squad that has a strong mix of experience and youth, with six international representatives alongside emerging home-grown talent.

Recruit Cameron Gannon, last season’s Sheffield Shield leading wicket-taker, is on track for a WA debut following an off-season move from Queensland.

The tall quick has impressed new teammates during lively centre-wicket practices on the bouncy WACA Ground as the team prepares for a unique season ahead.

Uncapped pair Corey Rocchiccioli and Lance Morris have also been selected in the travelling squad.

The squad will self-isolate from Monday 5 October before flying to Adelaide later in the week.

Ashton Agar, who has served quarantine at the new Adelaide Oval Hotel following his return from the recent limited-overs tour to England, will link up with the team upon their arrival.

Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson are both unavailable for selection as they continue to rehabilitate from their respective surgeries, while Josh Philippe and Marcus Stoinis remain in the UAE with Indian Premier League commitments.

Scans have revealed that Mitch Marsh has suffered a moderate to high grade syndesmosis injury to his right ankle, which he sustained in the Sunrisers Hyderabad's opening match in the United Arab Emirates early last week.

A specialist will further assess Mitch’s ankle once he is out of hotel quarantine next Saturday 10 October to determine if surgery or non-surgical management is required. Return to play timelines will be mapped out once he has completed quarantine and met with the specialist.

WA Men’s Head Coach Adam Voges said his side was excited to begin the Sheffield Shield season.

“We’re ready to go and can’t wait to get over to Adelaide and begin the season,” he said.

“It’s a tight knit group, the commitment of the players during the pre-season has been excellent and this will hold us in good stead as we enter the hub.

“This will be a season like no other, we are well prepared to tackle the challenges that present throughout the year.”


SHEFFIELD SHIELD MATCH DETAILS

SA v WA
Sat 10 Oct – Tues 13 Oct
Karen Rolton Oval

WA v QLD
Mon 19 Oct – Thurs 22 Oct
Park 25

NSW v WA
Fri 30 Oct – Mon 2 Nov
Karen Rolton Oval

WA v TAS
Sun 8 Nov – Wed 11 Nov
Park 25


WA TRAVELLING SQUAD
Ashton Agar
Cameron Bancroft
Hilton Cartwright
Cameron Gannon
Cameron Green
Liam Guthrie
Aaron Hardie
Josh Inglis
Matt Kelly
Shaun Marsh
David Moody
Lance Morris
Joel Paris
Corey Rocchiccioli
D’Arcy Short
Ashton Turner
Sam Whiteman