MELBOURNE: Australia vice-captain Shane Watson will miss the third Test in Sydney after sustaining a calf strain during his team's series-winning rout of Sri Lanka in the second Test in Melbourne.
Watson pulled up sore after bowling on day one at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and although he went on to score 83 with the bat, the all-rounder was spared from bowling duties during Sri Lanka's brief second innings yesterday.
Glenn Maxwell comes into a 13-man squad named by Australia captain Michael Clarke following the match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with the skipper himself still under a cloud with a hamstring strain.
"Shane's out of the Sydney Test and Glenn Maxwell comes in the squad as a replacement for Watto as the all-rounder," Clarke told reporters.
Team: Michael Clarke (captain), David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes, Glenn Maxwell, Mike Hussey, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Usman Khawaja.