Cricket Australia have announced that batsman Shaun Marsh and all-rounder James Faulkner have been ruled out of the tour of South Africa due to a finger fracture and calf injury respectively.
The selectors have confirmed Usman Khawaja as the replacement for Marsh and that Faulkner will not be replaced in the squad.
Team physiotherapist David Beakley said: “Shaun undertook a follow up x-ray and was reviewed by specialists this week.
“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 3-4 weeks to recover. Unfortunately this means he will also be unavailable for the South Africa Series.”
The losses of experienced players Marsh and Faulkner are heavy blows, as the squad is already an inexperienced one. The likes of Joe Mennie, Chris Tremain and Daniel Worrall are all uncapped.
The ODI series starts on 30 September at Centurion.
The West Indies batsman has struggled to live up to early promise.
The star all-rounder is preparing to deputise for father-to-be Joe Root against the West Indies.
This four-day match represents the last opportunity for selection for the first Test against England.
This four-day fixture represents the final chance for those on the fringes of the side to push their case for the first Test.
The sport has been on hold since April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The former England all-rounder hopes county and grassroots cricket will return shortly.
Yorkshire play their home matches at the ground.
The West Indies coach had attended the funeral of his father-in-law.
The quick is gearing up to take on the West Indies next month.
The Somerset man has 34 wickets at just 29 apiece in his 10 Test appearances.