2 Jan 2009

Australian cricket names local to debut at SCG

3:12 pm on 2 January 2009

New South Wales pace bowler Doug Bollinger has been named to make his test debut on his home ground when Australia takes on South Africa in the third test at the Sydney Cricket Ground which starts tomorrow.

Allrounder Andrew McDonald will also debut while Tasmanian quick Ben Hilfenhaus will carry the drinks for the hosts again.

Bollinger and McDonald will come in for injured pair Brett Lee and Andrew Symonds.

Australian captain, Ricky Ponting says the decision between Bollinger and Hilfenhaus came down largely to the game's location with Bollinger knowing the conditions very well.

Australia is trying to avoid its first series whitewash in over a century after the Proteas secured the series win with victories in Perth and Melbourne.