Sixers Official Ambassador and Australian Test captain Steve Smith will be joined by Sydney Sixers players Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood on the Test tour of Bangladesh.
The 13-player Australian side will arrive in Bangladesh on the 18 August and play a two-day tour match in Fatullah on 22 August before going on to play two Tests in Dhaka and Chittagong on 27 August and 4 September respectively.
Selectors have allowed for a replacement for Starc to be added, increasing the squad to 14, and it is expected this selection will take place following the Australia A Tour of South Africa.
Speaking on Mitchell Starc’s omission from this tour, Bupa Support Team Physiotherapist David Beakely said: “Mitchell was due to go for follow up scans after the Champions Trophy, as part of his recovery plan. These scans have indicated his previous stress fracture has still not fully healed to the extent we would like.
“He will now undertake a period of rest from bowling with the aim to have him return for the one-day series in India in late September as he begins his build up to the Ashes.”