Krejza, Watson recalled to Oz Test squad

December 8th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Dec 8 (ANI): Injured spinner Jason Krejza and all-rounder Shane Watson have been recalled to Australias 12-man squad for next weeks first Test against South Africa beginning in Perth.

Off-spinner Krejza has been selected subject to fitness after missing the second Test win over New Zealand in Adelaide due to an ankle injury, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The 25-year-old hasnt played a Test since taking 12 wickets on his debut in the final Test against India in Nagpur last month. Watson edged him out in the opening match of the NZ series in Brisbane.

Krejza replaces Nathan Hauritz for the Test at the WACA, starting December 17, while Watson has been included after Victorian paceman Peter Siddle, 12th man in Adelaide, was left out.

Krejza is due to play a one-dayer for Tasmania against South Australia in Adelaide on Wednesday.

(Krejza) has been picked subject to fitness but all reports suggest hell be fit and will resume cricket for Tasmania this week, said chief selector Andrew Hilditch on Monday.

Jason richly deserves to be back in the Test squad following his debut in India. Having said that, Nathan Hauritz bowled well in Adelaide and we were pleased with his performance.

Australia: Ricky Ponting (captain), Matthew Hayden, Simon Katich, Mike Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark, Jason Krejza, Shane Watson (12th man to be named). (ANI)

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