Australian paceman Shaun Tait will miss this month's tour of India due to an elbow injury, opening the way for swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus, Cricket Australia said.
Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said Tait would remain in Australia to concentrate on recovering from surgery to his troublesome right elbow.
"Unfortunately Shaun hasn't recovered in time from his surgery to be able to take part in the upcoming tour to India," Hilditch said in a statement issued late Wednesday.
Hilfenhaus, 24, a former builder's labourer from Tasmania, has already replaced Tait at the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa.
The Australian team is scheduled to depart South Africa for India next Tuesday to compete in a seven game one-day international series and one Twenty20 game.