Phil Hughes replaces Shaun Marsh in Australian Test squad for South African tour

Updated: 30 January 2014 16:24 IST

Shaun Marsh injured himself in the fifth ODI against England on January 26 in which Australia won by five runs to clinch the series 4-1.

Phil Hughes will replace Shaun Marsh in Australia's Test squad for the tour of South Africa, Cricket Australia announced on Thursday.

In an official media release national selector John Inverarity was quoted as saying,"As Shaun Marsh's calf injury has not improved as much as required over the past four days he has been withdrawn from the Test Squad for the Tour of South Africa."

"Phillip Hughes had been placed on standby and now comes into the Test Squad as a replacement for Shaun. Phillip will head to South Africa as soon as possible," he added.

Shaun Marsh injured himself in the fifth ODI against England on Sunday in which Australia won by five runs to clinch the series 4-1.

The first Test between South Africa and Australia starts on February 12 at Centurion.

Topics : Cricket
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