Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have been left out of Australia’s Test squad to face Sri Lanka but uncapped Will Pucovski has been called-up.
The Marsh brothers have been omitted, along with Aaron Finch and Peter Handscomb, but 20-year-old Pucovski, who struck 243 for Victoria last month, has been given the chance to impress at Test level.
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Matt Renshaw and Joe Burns are also back in the squad for the first time in nine months as the Aussies aim to recover from a disappointing first-ever home series defeat to India.
Shaun and Mitchell Marsh both struggled against India with the former’s last century coming in the fifth Ashes Test against England in January 2018, while the latter received a hostile reception from the home fans at Melbourne when recalled for the Boxing Day Test before he was then left out again for the fourth Test in Sydney.
Finch has been left out after a poor average of just 16.16 from the first three Tests against India.
The two-match series starts in Brisbane on January 24 before the two teams head to Canberra on January 31.