Shane Watson ruled out of South Africa test

Last updated 13:33 21/11/2012
Shane Watson
Getty
INJURY-PRONE: Australian vice-captain Shane Watson.

Relevant offers

National Sport

Emma Twigg claims Rio Olympics place with qualifying win in Lucerne Andy Murray battles past Radek Stepanek in five-set French Open cliffhanger England coach Eddie Jones promises 'enormous scrap' Down Under Stoic Steven Adams and his OKC Thunder are now the good guys in wild west Queensland name two debutants for State of Origin opener Cristiano Ronaldo declares himself fit for Champions League final Flawless Rafa Nadal races into French Open second round Bernard Tomic, Sam Stosur through to French Open second round Melbourne Victory crash out of Asian Champions League in South Korea Parramatta Eels may reconsider offer to Corey Norman over pills probe

Australia won't risk vice-captain Shane Watson in the second cricket Test against South Africa starting  on Thursday, captain Michael Clarke says.

Watson missed the drawn series opener with a calf injury and attempted to prove his fitness at training in Adelaide this week.

But Clarke says lingering doubts about the Watson's injury prompted Australia to name an unchanged team for the second Test.

''He improved a lot over the last few days ... but is probably a  few days short of being 100 per cent,'' Clarke told reporters.

Left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc will again be 12th man, Clarke  said.

Australian squad:

Michael Clarke (capt), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Rob Quiney, Ricky  Ponting, Mike Hussey Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson,  Nathan Lyon, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc (12th man).

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content