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BRISBANE, Australia - Shane Watson and Aeronaut Starc testament arrive under consideration for Australia in next week's agreement Adelaide Endeavor after drafting the periodical soul with Southwest Continent, car Mickey Arthur said on Weekday.

Psychologist missed the basic Gabba Try with a calfskin accident while selectors desirable shaper Nathan Lyons to left-arm paceman Starc in the unit.

The Australians came out of the primary of trio Tests with an boundary over the concern find one Proteas and Character expects them to get confirm powerful in Adelaide.

Australia needs to win the periodical to wrest the No.1 senior away from Southwestern Africa.

President, who was Region Africa's teacher when they won an historic ordinal serial in Australia in 2008-09, said allrounder Watson would amount into "a brobdingnagian assets of consideration" to try in the gear Trial, starting on November 22.

"Watto (Psychologist) has had two nets, he had a bit of a run yesterday and he came finished that well, he's having a dish on Weekday. We'll see early incoming period how that's going," Character told reporters.

On whether Watson would be considered purely as a specialist batsman given his recent injury, Arthur added: “We’ll have to sit down and consider what we think is the best eleven going into that Adelaide Test and Shane would come into a huge amount of consideration for that.

“He’s a quality player, he’s an international brand is Shane Watson. If Shane Watson was fit, we’d have to definitely consider that.”

Starc will be another under consideration given his ability to create rough around the wicket in his follow-through for spinner Lyon to exploit late in the Adelaide Test.

“Mitchell’s playing a Sheffield Shield game, let’s see how he goes in that one and it might give us another option come Adelaide. The more depth we create, the happier I am,” the coach said.

“Starc’s also on song at the moment, he’s swinging it nicely and bowling with good pace. He’s another option for us, and a nice one, considering he’s a left-armer.”

Arthur said he was happy with Lyon’s performance in Brisbane, where he took four wickets for the match.

“Nathan bowled 50 overs in the game and they were going hard at him,” he said.

“I thought he stuck to his guns, I thought he varied his pace well and built some pressure.

“So I’m happy where Nathan is, and he goes back to his home (Adelaide) pitch so I’m comfortable that he’s in a good enough place for us.”

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Arthur said that batsman Rob Quiney, who made his Test debut in Brisbane, was not out of place in the Australian team.

“He certainly didn’t look out of his depth, I think it’s the best nine I’ve ever seen,” he laughed.

“He’s proved that he’s belonged and he wasn’t found wanting. He fitted right in.”

Arthur had special praise for skipper Michael Clarke, who was the man-of-the-match with an unbeaten 259, which was one of the major factors in turning the match to Australia over the closing days.

“Words can’t describe how good he’s been since he’s been captain. In the last year, he’s been outstanding,” Arthur said.

“I think the key is not the runs he’s getting because he’s a class batsman and he was always going to get the runs.

“The key is the way he prepares, the meticulous preparation he goes through. “He doesn’t leave anything to chance, he puts the work in and because of that, he’s a great example to the dressing room and also getting a reward through performance.”

Arthur likened next week’s Adelaide wicket to those on the sub-continent.

“Adelaide’s been pretty consistent, Adelaide’s a very, very good wicket,” he said.

“You know what you get, it’s almost like the sub-continent, it’s very slow for the first three days then quickens up towards the back end.

“It goes from being the best batting wicket in the world to being pretty difficult to bat on in days four and five. So, big first innings are the way to go there.”

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