Rob Quiney
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Quiney called for Test squad debut following Watson's injury

VICTORIA'S Rob Quiney is set for a Test debut against South Africa on Friday after being called into the Australia squad as cover for the injured Shane Watson.

The 30-year-old made an impressive 85 for Australia A against South Africa at the SCG and is on the verge of an international breakthrough, with Watson considered highly unlikely to fully recover from a calf strain for the first Test.

Quiney, a widely respected and popular opening batsman at the Bushrangers, sealed the deal by successfully re-sisting a fiery onslaught of fast bowling from the Proteas' top-rated speedster Dale Steyn on Sunday.

''It's a massive opportunity to join the squad heading into such an important series,'' Quiney said on Sunday.

''Hopefully Shane can get up and be right because he's such an important player for the team but I'll obviously be training and preparing to be ready to go if he doesn't get up.

 

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