After losing the Test series against India, Australia has eliminated Aaron Finch, Peter Handscab, Mitchell Marsh and Shaun Marsh from the 13-member squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka starting on 24 January.
The first Test of the series will be played between Brisbane's Gaba Stadium on January 24 between Australia and Sri Lanka. Victoria's 20-year-old batsman Will Pukhovsky has been called for his international debut, he scored 243 runs against Western Australia in October, although six weeks later, he had retired from cricket due to mental illness.
Matt Renshaw and Joe Burns have also been called back into the Australian team. Rainshaw played his 11th Test in Johannesburg in March-April for the last time. He was called in the final moments after the Ball Tempering episode in the Cape Town Test. The other player, Burns, is also playing in good form and the Chefield Shield is the fifth top scorer with 472 runs.
The 29-year-old batsman has three Test hundreds in 14 matches and Ricky is one of Ponting's favorite players. All three batsmen will play against a Sri Lankan pink ball in a three-day practice match from Hobart in Hobart on January 17.
Third ranked Maranus Lubuschange has also been included in the final eleven for the practice match and in the last XI he will also be a contender Australia will play a two-match Test series against Sri Lanka on the home ground whose first match will be day-night, while the second match will be played in Canberra on February 1.
National selector Trevor Hodge, finally, Peter, Aaron, Shawn and Michelle could not show the level of test that we had hoped for. All the four players are very good and for them the door to return to Test cricket has not been closed.
Sqaud : Tim Paine (captain / wicketkeeper), Josh Hazlewood (vice-captain), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Hadd, Usman Khawaja, Marnas Labuschange, Nathan Lyon, Will Takovsky, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle.