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Vocal Voges life (and death) of the party

Returning Warriors captain couldn't contain himself watching on from afar during last week's Shield thriller

After letting out a huge celebratory roar last Sunday, Test star Adam Voges looked around and noticed his daughter's third birthday party had stopped in its tracks.

Voges simply couldn't hide his excitement after watching a cricket.com.au live stream of Western Australia's dramatic 24-run Sheffield Shield win over Queensland.

The Warriors snared nine wickets in a pulsating final session to secure victory in fading light, with the result keeping the team's finals hopes alive.

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Voges couldn't play in that match because he had only just returned from Australia's successful Test tour of New Zealand.

But the 36-year-old will be back in Warriors colours this week for the crunch clash with South Australia, starting at the WACA Ground on Saturday.

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Voges said watching WA secure victory last week would be a moment he wouldn't forget.

"I was at home at my daughter's third birthday party with the live screen attached to the TV, and not really watching what the kids were doing," Voges said.

"The party actually stopped when Joel Paris took those last two wickets, because there was a bit of a roar coming from me.

"To take nine wickets in that last session and get our season back on track was really important."

The return of Voges is an important boost to the Warriors, who have lost Ashton Agar and Nathan Coulter-Nile to Australian T20 duties, and wicketkeeper Sam Whiteman (finger) to injury.

Opener Cameron Bancroft will wear the gloves in Whiteman's absence.

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Paceman Chadd Sayers returns to bolster the fifth-placed Redbacks, who will be looking to back up their narrow one-wicket victory against the Warriors last November.

With both sides needing a win to keep their finals hopes alive, Voges predicted an entertaining match.

Voges said he is still pinching himself following a whirlwind nine months in the Test arena, with teammates already dubbing him 'Sir Don' after his average momentarily passed that of Sir Donald Bradman.

"The boys caught wind I wasn't really comfortable with the Bradman comparisons, so they're enjoying taking the mickey out of me at the moment," Voges said. "It's all good fun."

Voges is now averaging 95.5 from 15 Tests.

The evergreen veteran will head to England to play county cricket at the end of the Shield season to prepare for the mid-year Test tour of Sri Lanka.