BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Television commentator Ian Healy does an interview before the start of play during the Matador BBQs One Day Cup match between Victoria and South Australia at The Gabba on October 6, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Amid speculation surrounding which players should be selected for Australia's third Test against South Africa at the Adelaide Oval, former wicketkeeper Ian Healy says only one change is necessary from the second Test.

Healy would call up Victorian Peter Handscomb for his Test debut, and surprisingly Healy made the decision before the batsman's very impressive 215 against New South Wales in their Sheffield Shield clash.

The former Test legend still has problems with the Australian side however, saying the team rarely put in a consistent performance.

"When David Warner doesn't stand up and do something at the top we're in a bit of trouble" Healy said on SEN Breakfast today.

"We never really stack up a strong, consistent team batting performance.

"Our bowlers have a very, very high injury rate around the states so we've really got to sort out if bowling more is the option, because bowling less doesn't seem to be working.

"That's one thing. They (Cricket Australia) have been denying it, they've been thinking they're on the right track. And now we don't have any batsmen.

"And the batsmen we do have, they have creaky techniques and it's exactly like what England used to put up against us."

Healy also sees a problem with the current Sheffield Shield system, and like many of those before him, has called for the tournament to be stronger.

"I think the Shield season is not too bad but we've undervalued it, and undervalued club cricket.

"Club (cricket) is the hardest level to play because you might get a bat once every three weeks, so you better make the most of it.

"The challenges of club cricket are what made Australia a very strong cricketing nation. A strong club system, extremely strong Shield system then national play.

"Then the national players come back to the Shield and Shield players come back to their clubs and we've watered all that down because we don't think our bowlers should be bowling anywhere near as much as they once did."