Sydney: Teenage fast bowler Patrick Cummins was on Monday called up for Australia's two-Test series in South Africa, with Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch describing him as "a very exciting prospect".
    
Cummins, 18, has played just three first-class matches for New South Wales, taking nine wickets, but has impressed for Australia against South Africa in the current Twenty20 series.
    
He replaces James Pattinson in the only change to the squad that defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in the three-Test battle last month.
    
"Patrick is a very exciting prospect and at just 18 years of age is already showing the ability to have a significant impact at international level," said Hilditch.
    
"Patrick would have most likely been on the tour of Sri Lanka if not for injury at the end of last season.”
    
"Now he's back fit and bowling well, we saw this as the right time to bring him into the Test squad for this important series."
    
Australia play two Tests in South Africa, the first on November 9 in Cape Town and the second in Johannesburg from November 17.

(Agencies)