Voges poised to make Test debut

A WAYWARD delivery from a local net bowler may have inadvertently handed Adam Voges the chance to make his Test debut against the West Indies tomorrow.

Incumbent Australian opener Chris Rogers was struck in the helmet while batting in the nets on Sunday and suffered a concussion that has ruled him out of the opening Test which starts tomorrow.

Shaun Marsh is expected to take Rogers� place at the top of the order following an impressive hundred in last week�s warm-up match against a West Indies President�s XI.

Voges made 52 in that match, but with only one position unconfirmed in the Australian batting line-up it was widely considered Marsh�s superior knock would get him the nod ahead of his state captain.

Rogers� injury paves the way for the former Warnbro junior to make his debut at 35 years of age as Marsh moving up the order leaves a vacancy in the middle order, which is expected to go to the in-form Voges.

If selected Voges, who has played 31 one day internationals, would become the second oldest batsman to debut for Australia.