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Cricket Australia (CA) announced on its website that Watson will be missing the first Test due to a calf injury.
On Friday, reports suggested that Watson will not be allowed to bowl in the build-up to the first Test as he remains hampered by calf tightness.
Watson was hampered by a recurring calf injury in 2012-13 and missed the final Test of the summer against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), although he played all 10 matches in the back-to-back Ashes series, overcoming hamstring and groin niggles to take part in the Brisbane and Sydney Tests respectively.
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