23 Jan 2017

Warner and Khawaja left out of Chappell-Hadlee

1:23 pm on 23 January 2017

Australian batsmen David Warner and Usman Khawaja have been left out of the 14 man one-day cricket squad named to tour New Zealand for the Chappell-Hadlee series.

Usman Khawaja and David Warner.

Usman Khawaja and David Warner. Photo: Photosport

Victorian opening batsman Aaron Finch has been re-called in the place of Warner who is being rested ahead of Australia's tour of India.

Western Australian batsman Shaun Marsh also returns to the one-day side with Khawaja heading to Australia's training base in Dubai.

The changes are the only two made to the team that is currently playing a series against Pakistan.

Interim National Selector Trevor Hohns said Warner will benefit from the break.

"David has had a very big summer and will benefit both mentally and physically," said Hohns.

"He will travel to Dubai in the second group of departures to coincide with those players arriving from the one-day series in New Zealand," he said.

"This gives Aaron an opportunity to return to the side. His form in the Big Bash League has been very good and he has earnt his recall."

Hohns said Khawaja's early departure to Dubai provides Shaun Marsh with a chance to get back into international cricket following his injury earlier in the summer.

Players named in the squad are not available to play in the Big Bash League Final as they will depart for New Zealand on 27 January.

Khawaja will depart for Dubai on 30 January with Warner and the remainder of the Test-only players following on 5 February.

Australian Chappell-Hadlee squad:

Steve Smith (C) New South Wales

Pat Cummins New South Wales

Aaron Finch Victoria

James Faulkner Tasmania

Peter Handscomb Victoria

Josh Hazlewood New South Wales

Travis Head South Australia

Shaun Marsh Western Australia

Glenn Maxwell Victoria

Mitchell Starc New South Wales

Billy Stanlake Queensland

Marcus Stoinis Victoria

Matthew Wade Victoria

Adam Zampa South Australia

New Zealand will try to reclaim the Chappell-Hadlee trophy from Australia across three one-day games, on January 30 in Auckland, February 2 in Napier and February 5 in Hamilton.