Quiney to replace injured Watson
Rob Quiney will make his Australia debut on Friday in the first Test of three with South Africa after Shane Watson was ruled out of the game.
Watson will miss the match at Brisbane with a calf injury he sustained when bowling for New South Wales versus Queensland in the Sheffield Shield on Saturday.
The star all-rounder bowled just one over during Queensland's innings and will be a big loss for Australia against the top-ranked Proteas.
Quiney, the 30-year-old Victoria left-hander who is set to bat at number three, is in good form after making 85 in Australia A's first innings of the three-day game with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground over the weekend.
Australia coach Mickey Arthur said: "Shane Watson won't play the first Test match. He did an assessment this morning. We've ruled him out.
"We're hoping that he will play unrestricted in the second Test match at the Adelaide Oval. That means Rob Quiney makes his debut this week against South Africa.”