Allrounder James Faulkner and batsman Shaun Marsh have both been ruled out of Australia's one-day tour of South Africa due to injuries. Usman Khawaja has been called into the squad in place of Marsh, while Faulkner will not be replaced in the squad, which as a result will be reduced from 15 men to 14.
Marsh suffered a fractured finger during the recent tour of Sri Lanka and while he was initially named in the ODI squad to visit South Africa, further x-rays have encouraged Australia to take a more conservative approach with him. Faulkner suffered a calf strain at Australia's training session on Thursday, and is expected to be sidelined for up to a month.
"Shaun undertook a follow up x-ray and was reviewed by specialists this week," David Beakley, the team physio, said. "Unfortunately due to the fracture being in the joint of the finger we have decided to take a more conservative approach, therefore he will not be available for the ODI series in South Africa.
"James suffered a low grade calf strain during a fitness session in Sydney today which we expect to take three to four weeks to recover. Unfortunately this means he will also be unavailable for the South Africa series."
Australia's first ODI in South Africa is against Ireland on September 27, before they begin a five-match series against South Africa on September 30.