Legspinner Cameron Boyce, released from the Australia A squad, was also on standby.
"But he's here and we'll give him up until the start to play."
Cutting has already been ruled out with a groin injury.
Hopes said the changed sides nullified the relevance of their recent win over the Bushrangers.
He said Victoria, who won the title two years ago after losing the previous four finals - two of them to Queensland, remained the competition benchmark.
"We like playing them," Hopes said.
"We consider them along with ourselves to be two of the top teams in the country.
"So we want to play the Vics all the time."
Weather could be a factor.
Rain soaked Melbourne on Tuesday with more forecast on Wednesday morning and possible thunderstorms later.
But he said Queensland would benefit from having already faced him and the conditions might suit pace.
"It's rained all day today and it's going to rain tomorrow at some stage, so you'd imagine with the two new white balls that that will play a big part in the game," White said.
Queensland: James Hopes (capt), Joe Burns, Peter Forrest, Cameron Gannon, Ryan Harris, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, Alister McDermott, Greg Moller, Michael Neser, Luke Pomersbach, Nathan Reardon (12th men to be named. Bulls have Floros, Boyce on standby).