UPDATE: England opener Joe Root has no fears over the strength of the WA team to play the tourists this week, despite the Warriors selectors sending an emergency call to Queensland to bolster what is effectively a State second XI.
The WA XI will be bolstered by Queensland's Chris Lynn, who yesterday hit the winning runs with a lofted six from the first ball of the final over to help the Bulls win the Ryobi Cup Final victory over NSW.
The first match of the England tour will start at the WACA Ground on Thursday and is likely to be a low-key warm-up, though Root said the contest had considerable significance.
The England camp had not taken any notice of its likely opposition, but competition for places before the Ashes started next month meant every player picked was eager to perform well.
"I have been concentrating on my own prep," Root said.
"We can only play who is in front of us and make sure we do the best we can to win that game and get what we can out of it."
Spinner Michael Beer will captain the team after being left out of the shield side to play Victoria at the MCG, starting on Wednesday, after Ashton Agar passed a fitness test on his injured right hand.
Shaun Marsh will captain the shield team and young batsman Will Bosisto will make his debut at No.5.
Marcus North will open as he attempts to keep his career afloat.
Only 11 contracted players will travel to Melbourne, with Joondalup batsman Jaron Morgan to be used as 12th man.
Given that WA skipper Adam Voges and pacemen Mitchell Johnson and Nathan Coulter-Nile are in India with the Australian one-day team, and opener Liam Davis (finger) and quick Joel Paris (quad) are injured, the selectors were eager to add an experienced batsman to the combination to take on England.
The game against England will also be a big test for stand-in WACA curator Matt Page, who has replaced Cam Sutherland and could prepare the Test pitch in December.
Sutherland has yet to start legal action over his sacking, but is expected to reveal damaging details of the WACA's management culture when he fronts the Fair Work Commission.
Warriors (v Victoria): Shaun Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Will Bosisto, Hilton Cartwright, Michael Hogan, Jaron Morgan, Marcus North, Nathan Rimmington, John Rogers, Sam Whiteman.WA Chairman's XI (v England): Michael Beer (c), James Allenby, Burt Cockley, Matt Dixon, Ryan Duffield, Marcus Harris, Chris Lynn, Mitch Marsh, Luke Towers, Tom Triffitt, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye.