Monday 17 October 2011 

White To Cover For Injured Marsh And Watson

White To Cover For Injured Marsh And Watson
White To Cover For Injured Marsh And Watson
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Australia's Twenty20 International captain and hard-hitting middle-order batsman Cameron White is to remain with the squad in South Africa as cover for Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh.

White was left out of the One-Day International squad but will stay in South Africa as Watson and Marsh nurse hip and shoulder injuries respectively.

Watson missed the second Twenty20 International - which South Africa won by three wickets to tie the series 1-1 - after he strained a hip muscle while Marsh injured his left shoulder while fielding in the match.

The first of three ODIs is on 19th October at Centurion Park.

"Shane Watson is recovering from a  hip muscle strain which caused him to miss yesterday’s second Twenty20 match," Cricket Australia physio Alex Kountouris said.

"He will continue with treatment and we will assess him over the next 24 hours before a decision is made on his availability for the first ODI game on Wednesday.

"Shaun Marsh injured his left shoulder when diving in the field during the second Twenty20 game yesterday at the Wanderers. He has undergone scans today in Johannesburg which have cleared him of any major damage and he will be assessed closer to the game on Wednesday."

White has played four Tests, 87 ODIs and 29 Twenty20 Internationals for his country.

Australia One-Day International squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson (vice-captain), Doug Bollinger, Patrick Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Brad Haddin, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Ricky Ponting, Steven Smith, David Warner, Cameron White

Tour Schedule

13th Oct 1st Twenty20 Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town AUS won by 5 wickets
16th Oct 2nd Twenty20 New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg RSA won by 3 wickets
19th Oct 1st ODI South Africa v Australia Centurion Park
23th Oct 2nd ODI South Africa v Australia
28th Oct 3rd ODI South Africa v Australia Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead, Durban
1st Nov Tour game South Africa A v Australia Potchefstroom
9th Nov 1st Test South Africa v Australia Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town
17th Nov 2nd Test South Africa v Australia New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

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