The Australian selectors have backed the side which thrashed Pakistan after naming a 13-man squad for the upcoming three Test series against New Zealand.
Cameron Bancroft has dropped out of the 14-man squad, which has been reduced to 13 players for the series against Black Caps.
“We are backing the current batting line-up to continue their form across the next three Tests,” head selector Trevor Hohns said.
“Whilst not a part of this squad, Cameron Bancroft remains one of the standby players.
“Similarly, depending on conditions, we reserve the right to add a player to the squad at any time during the series.”
“He’s not able to bowl too much, but he is a very good up-and-coming young player.
“We’d have to have a look at that if we require an allrounder, and we would only require one if we were going to play two specialist spinners in Sydney.”