Chad Sayers Replaces Jackson Bird For South Africa Tour

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Chad Sayers Replaces Jackson Bird For South Africa Tour

South Australian quick Chadd Sayers has replaced the injured Jackson Bird for Australia's Test tour of South Africa.

Sayers comes into the 15-man squad after Bird injured his hamstring playing for Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield over the weekend.

"It’s disappointing for Jackson, but it’s exciting for Chadd at the same time,” Australian captain Steve Smith said.

“It’s kind of a like-for-like bowler. They both stand the seam up nicely and Chadd’s been rewarded for what he’s done in Shield cricket for the last couple of years.”

Full Australian squad: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Chadd Sayers, Jon Holland, Jhye Richardson.

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