Sydney: Big-hitting Chris Lynn was named on Wednesday in Australia's squad for their Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka despite injury worries, with four uncapped players also included.
Lynn was a dominant force for Brisbane Heat in the just-finished Big Bash League (BBL) but is still recovering from a neck injury and faces further fitness tests ahead of the opening clash in Melbourne on February 17.
"Chris’s selection will depend on his fitness. He is due to see a specialist later this week and we will take into account that advice ahead of this series," said selector Trevor Hohns.
Aaron Finch leads the squad as they look to improve Australia's current Twenty20 ranking of sixth in the world.
"We have chosen a squad with a good blend of experience combined with several younger players in an effort to improve our performance and therefore our ICC T20 ranking,” said Hohns.
"The overall standards being set in the BBL are very high and many of these players are making a good impression, but consistency was key for the selectors on this occasion."
"He has been a very good player in this form of the game for some time now," he said.
"He has a history of strong performances in T20 competitions in the UK and in the BBL, including the match-winning innings for the Perth Scorchers to secure this year’s BBL title."
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine returns, adding experience to the team.
Australia play Sri Lanka in Melbourne on February 17, in Geelong on February 19 and then Adelaide on February 22.
Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Michael Klinger, Chris Lynn, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.