Zeenews Sports Bureau
Sydney: An impressive show in a domestic Twenty20 competition has landed six Australian cricketers a place in the national squad that will face Sri Lanka later this month.
Among those selected are Shaun Marsh and James Faulkner - the leading run-getter and player of the tournament of the Big Bash League respectively.
"Each of these six, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Ben Cutting, James Faulkner and Ben Laughlin has shown outstanding form in the T20 format over the past two months," said Chief selector John Inverarity was quoted as saying by a news agency.
"Their performances have been compelling and we anticipate they will take this momentum into the two fixtures scheduled for 26 and 28 January," he said.
Australia will lock horns with Sri Lanka in two T20 internationals later this month in Sydney and Melbourne.
Australia T20 squad: George Bailey (c), Ben Cutting, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Ben Laughlin, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner.