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Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia’s 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.

The 33-year-old was ruled out of a One-Day International tournament against South Africa and Zimbabwe in August and September after he hurt an ankle stepping on a ball.

A subsequent calf injury then forced him out of the current tour of the United Arab Emirates where Australia won a one-off T20 match against Pakistan and swept them 3-0 in a one-day series ahead of two Tests starting in Dubai on Oct. 22.

“Shane Watson also returns from injury and we certainly know the destruction he is capable of causing in this format of the game,” selector Rod Marsh said in a statement upon the release of the squad on Monday.

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