Sydney: Fast bowler Jackson Bird has overcome a back injury and will fly to South Africa on Friday to join the Australia squad for a three-match Test series against the world's No. 1-ranked Test team.
Bird was held back when other Test team members left for South Africa on Wednesday. But after back-to-back days of net bowling, he was given the approval by Australian coaching staff on Thursday.
Shaun Marsh, who is battling a calf injury, has yet to prove his fitness for the tour.