Sydney - Young Queensland batsman Ben McDermott was added to
the Australian squad on Tuesday for their remaining two one-dayers against South
Africa as concerns linger over the fitness of Shaun Marsh.
Marsh missed the first limited overs clash on Sunday for
minor surgery on an abscess in his "buttock region" and selectors are
worried he might not be ready in time for the next one in Adelaide on Friday.
"We will continue to monitor Shaun's progress and give
him every opportunity to prove his fitness ahead of the match," said
selector Trevor Hohns.
D'Arcy Short replaced Marsh in the first game in Perth but
fell for a second ball duck as Australia were bundled out for 152, going on to
lose by six wickets.
McDermott, the son of Australian fast bowling great Craig
McDermott, has played a handful of Twenty20 internationals previously, but not
in the 50-over format.
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Darcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Ben McDermott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa.