Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel has announced a 13-player squad for the two-match Domain Test Series against Sri Lanka which includes the inaugural Canberra Test match on February 1-5.

Queensland duo Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw, and yet-to-debut Victoria batsman Will Pucovski have been included in the squad.

Australia Men’s Test Squad

Tim Paine (c) – Tasmania
Josh Hazlewood (vc) – New South Wales
Joe Burns – Queensland
Pat Cummins – New South Wales
Marcus Harris – Victoria
Travis Head – South Australia
Usman Khawaja – Queensland
Marnus Labuschagne – Queensland
Nathan Lyon – New South Wales
Will Pucovski – Victoria
Matt Renshaw - Queensland
Mitchell Starc – New South Wales
Peter Siddle - Victoria
 
Speaking on the squad, National Selector Trevor Hohns said:
 
“There is no doubt the India series produced some disappointing results and we have now reviewed the squad ahead of the series against Sri Lanka,” Hohns said.

“Joe Burns has had strong performances in first-class cricket this season, and we believe he can contribute strongly if given the chance in the series.

“Matt Renshaw is a player with the ability to make big scores, and at 22 years old has 10 first-class centuries. He also performed extremely well in England during the County season. We see him as a long-term prospect as a Test player and have confidence in his ability to bounce back following a string of low scores early in the Shield season.

“Will Pucovski is an exciting young player who is making his mark in the Sheffield Shield. He is another player with a track record of making centuries. We look forward to him joining the squad and congratulate him on his first national call-up.

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