Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has been included in Test squad for the two match series against Pakistan – starting October 22 in UAE, Cricket Australia announced.
The 24-year-old Tasmanian will replace Mitchell Marsh – who is still recovering from a hamstring injury.
The two Test match series are scheduled from October 22-26 and October 30-November 3 respectively.
1) Wed Oct 22 – Sun Oct 26 (06:00 GMT)
1st Test at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
2) Thu Oct 30 – Mon Nov 3 (06:00 GMT)
2nd Test at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Faulkner has played only one Test for his country – taking six wickets against England during the Ashes 2013 at The Oval.
Australia Test squad:
Michael Clarke (c), Alex Doolan, Brad Haddin (wk), Ben Hilfenhaus, James Faulkner (standby player), Phil Hughes, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O’Keefe, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Chris Rogers, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.