Australian fast bowler Jackson Bird is back for his first appearance in the baggy green in nine months after being recalled for the third Test against South Africa.
The Tasmanian seamer, who was told by former chairman of selectors Rod Marsh he needed to work on his batting, got the nod ahead of South Australia's Chadd Sayers.
The hosts opted against a four-prong pace attack on what is expected to be a seam-friendly pitch, which means out of form spinner Nathan Lyon will play.
"We were always keen to play a spinner in this game," captain Steve Smith said.
Australia XI: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird.
I'm not guilty of ball-tampering says Proteas captain Faf du Plessis
Cricket South Africa has advised captain Faf du Plessis to hold fire on appealing the International Cricket Council's ball tampering verdict.
Du Plessis says he has been made a "scapegoat" by the ICC over the issue and believes shining the ball and ball tampering are separate issues.
The South Africans want a "fair and just" interpretation of the ball tampering rule from the ICC, particularly over the term "artificial substance". They believe it leads to an "inconsistent application" of the rules.
"Cotton fibres from playing kit can be used to shine the ball, sugary drinks, gum – no action is taken in such circumstances by the umpires," Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said.
"Players and fans deserve certainty around these issues."
The Proteas said on Tuesday night du Plessis would appeal however he has been urged to reconsider his position by the top of South African cricket.
"At this stage we've advised Faf to reserve his position in regards to match referee finding before deciding his next step," Lorgat said.
Du Plessis is hurt by allegations he is a cheat.
"For me, if you talk about ball tampering that's something that is wrong. It's picking the ball, scratching the ball," du Plessis said.
"Shining the ball is something all cricketers would say is not in that same space.
"It's something all cricketers do and there will be a lot of emphasis after this incident.
"It's not like I was trying to cheat."