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Shane Watson fit for decisive 3rd test in South Africa

AP
Published Feb 28, 2014, 2:44 am IST
Updated Mar 19, 2019, 10:10 am IST
Shane Watson will replace either Doolan or Marsh in the playing XI.

Cape Town: Australia is expected to recall allrounder Shane Watson for the third test against South Africa as it attempts to bounce back from its first defeat in six test outings and clinch a series win over the world's top-ranked side.

The tourists were made to pay for going into the second test in Port Elizabeth with just three seamers, who labored for 133 overs in a 231-run defeat.

 

Watson missed the first two tests with a calf strain, but came through a crucial training session on Thursday to confirm his fitness for Saturday's decider at Newlands. Either Alex Doolan or Shaun Marsh, who scored heavily in Australia's victory in the first test, will make way if Watson returns.

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