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Watson, Johnson in Aussie team

Allrounder Shane Watson and fast bowler Mitchell Johnson are in the team for the one-day series in South Africa starting later this month.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 11:58 IST

All-rounder Shane Watson and fast bowler Mitchell Johnson were named on Wednesday in the Australian teamfor the one-day seriesin South Africa starting later this month.

Watson replaces James Hopes and Johnson replaces Brett Dorey who were members of the Australian squad which beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in the tri-series finals which ended on Tuesday.

Johnson made his debut in the Chappell-Hadlee series against New Zealand in December, while Watson has been sidelined since November by a shoulder injury.

Veteran fast bowler Glenn McGrath made himself unavailable for the one-day series to be with his wife, Jane, who has suffered a recurrence of cancer. New South Wales opener Phil Jaques also missed selection on Wednesday, but may among players recalled for the later Test series.

Australia's tour starts with a Twenty20 international on February 24, followed by the first of five limited overs matches on February 26.

Squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Adam Gilchrist, Nathan Bracken, Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Mick Lewis, Damien Martyn, Shane Watson, Andrew Symonds.