Pucovski receives maiden call-up for Sri Lanka Tests

Will Pucovski receives maiden call-up Burns Renshaw recalled for Sri Lanka Tests

Shaun Marsh, Mitch Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Aaron Finch have all been axed from the Australia squad for a two-test series against Sri Lanka after struggling in the four-test series against India.

Will Pucovski has been parachuted into Australia's Test squad after just eight first-class games, while openers Joe Burns and Matthew Renshaw have also been called up.

But they face competition from Matt Renshaw, who has been handed another opportunity despite misfiring in the domestic Sheffield Shield this season.

The bowling attack remains the same with Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood comprising the three-prong pace attack while Nathan Lyon and Marnus Labuschagne being the two spinners.

Australia just went through a four-Test series at home without a centurion for the first time in history but the major reason for the floated shake-up is likely to be the fact the Sheffield Shield is now on hold for the BBL.

"Ultimately Aaron, Peter, Shaun and Mitch have not produced the performances expected of them with the bat at test level", chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns sad. "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", Horns further added.

Australia announce 13-member squad for Sri Lanka Tests: Australia have made several changes to their squad for the upcoming Test series.

Pucovski was the surprise selection.

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"Will Pucovski is an exciting young player who is making his mark in the Sheffield Shield".

Patterson, yet to play for Sydney Thunder this season, was part of last year's Australia A tour and scored an unbeaten century at Perth's new stadium in the first half of the Shield season.

Despite his relative inexperience, Pucovski said he was ready to step up.

"It is every kid's dream". To think that in two weeks time there is a chance I would play for my country is fantastic.

"You can't even use words to describe it".

"Matt Renshaw is a player with the ability to make big scores and at 22 years old has 10 first-class centuries".

"I'm feeling really good, as good as I have felt in a really long time", Pucovski said.

The two-Test series starts with a day-night clash in Brisbane on January 24, when the tourists will seek to record their first Test win in Australia. The second and final Test will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra from February 1.

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