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“Phillip will head to South Africa as soon as possible”
Australia batsman Phillip Hughes will replace Shaun Marsh in the Test squad for the national team’s upcoming Test series against South Africa, which gets underway on February 12 in Centurion.
Marsh was ruled out of the tour after failing to recover from a calf injury he sustained during the fifth and final ODI against England in Adelaide.
“As Shaun Marsh’s calf injury has not improved as much as required over the past four days he has been withdrawn from the Test Squad for the tour of South Africa,” national selector John Inverarity said. “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.”
Hughes has not represented Australia in a Test match since the Ashes series in England in July last year.