White To Cover For Injured Marsh And Watson
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
|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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