All-rounder Mitchell Marsh will replace fast bowler Brett Lee [ Images ] in Australia's [ Images ] squad for the one-day internationals in South Africa [ Images ], the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
Lee, who was ruled out of Australia' one-day and Twenty20 [ Images ] fixtures in South Africa after being diagnosed with appendicitis, underwent successful surgery in Cape Town on Monday, Cricket Australia said in a statement.
Marsh, who turns 20 next Thursday, is the son of former Australia cricketer and current Sri Lanka [ Images ] coach Geoff and brother of Australia batsman Shaun and is yet to make his international debut.
The all-rounder, part of Australia's side for the two Twenty20 internationals against South Africa, will now remain with the squad for the three one-day fixtures.
"Mitchell is a very exciting young all-rounder who we consider has the ability to have a significant impact at international level," chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said in a statement.
"The one-day squad already has four specialist fast bowlers in Doug Bollinger, Mitchell Johnson [ Images ], James Pattinson and Patrick Cummins so the national selection panel did not consider it necessary to replace Brett with a specialist fast bowler."
"Mitchell was very close to selection in the one-day squad when it was initially picked and Brett's unfortunate illness has provided a great opportunity for him to gain further experience at the international level."