London: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss his side's tour match against Sussex this week, while rookie off-spinner Ashton Turner is set to make his first-class debut for the struggling tourists at Hove. (Also read: Shane Watson dropped)
Clarke is sidelined amid reports that a long-standing back injury flared up after Australia's crushing second Test defeat against England at Lord's.
Ed Cowan will skipper the team in Clarke's absence, with vice-captain Brad Haddin, openers Shane Watson and Chris Rogers plus pace bowlers Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris all rested. (James Pattinson ruled out of series)