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Where in the world are the Aussies?

It's the middle of winter in the southern hemisphere, but Australia's contracted players and Sri Lanka squad members have been busy. Here's where they are right now:

George Bailey 

With the ODI tri-series in the West Indies finished, Bailey is now in the United Kingdon, where he will enjoy a stint with county club Middlesex. Bailey will be taking fellow Australian Adam Voges' spot while the veteran shoots off to Sri Lanka for the three-Test tour this winter, with the Tasmanian to be at the club from the end of June through to the middle of August and be available for selection in all formats for the Lord's-based outfit.

Jackson Bird 

Bird started his Australian winter with Nottinghamshire in the County Championship in England. Now, with the tour of Sri Lanka approaching, he has returned home, spending this week at the Bupa National Cricket Centre. On Saturday, the quick will head to India for a week-long stint at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, to help him adjust to the subcontinent conditions. 

Scott Boland

The Victorian quick has rejoined his state teammates for pre-season training after returning from the Caribbean, where he'll be readying himself for Australia A duties when the winter series in Queensland gets underway late next nonth.

Barbados 🏄🏼

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Joe Burns  

Queenslander Burns has spent plenty of time at the NCC since Australia's last red-ball engagement in February, where he's been focusing on his short-leg fielding and batting in subcontinent conditions. Next, he will fine-tune his skills during a week-long stint at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka. He heads there on July 2.


Nathan Coulter-Nile 

After helping Australia to an ODI tri-series victory in the Caribbean, Coulter-Nile is enjoying a well-earned break at home in Western Australia before he heads to Sri Lanka with the Test squad late next week.

Patrick Cummins

Cummins has been ruled out of the Australia A winter series against touring teams from India and South Africa. He had been expected to make his comeback from his latest bout of back stress fractures but his return has been pushed back to October’s Matador BBQs One-Day Cup.

James Faulkner 

The Tasmanian allrounder has returned triumphant from Australia's ODI series win in the Caribbean. He's now set to join his state for pre-season training, as he awaits news of Australia's limited-overs squads for Sri Lanka.

See you soon 🐒

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Aaron Finch  

Finch will next head off to England, where he joins Surrey for a stint in England’s county competition. Finch will play as an overseas replacement player with the club when Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara is unavailable on Caribbean Premier League duties and will be available to play all three formats for Surrey, with his debut set to be a clash with Warwickshire on July 2.

John Hastings

After being ruled out of the Indian Premier League and the ODI tri-series due to ankle surgery, Hastings is now training with the Victoria Bushranger as he aims to be fit in time for Australia's limited-overs matches in Sri Lanka in August.

Josh Hazlewood 

Having returned from the Caribbean, Hazlewood is enjoying a short break at home before the Australia Test squad departs for Sri Lanka early next month.

Moises Henriques 

Since his surprise Test recall, allrounder Henriques has been spending some time at the NCC in Brisbane, honing his skills ahead of the tour of Sri Lanka.

Usman Khawaja 

Khawaja is enjoying a well-earned break at home in Queensland before he heads to Sri Lanka with the Test squad late next week.

We were the 'chumpions' last night. 😊😎😉 #triseries #cricket #australia #barbados

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Nathan Lyon 

With a short break between international assignments, the off-spinner is making the most of a quick spell back in New South Wales before the Test squad jets off to Sri Lanka.

Mitchell Marsh 

Having returned from the Caribbean, Marsh is enjoying a short break at home before the Australia Test squad departs for Sri Lanka next week.

The water in Barbados is magic. Rivals coral bay, Western Australia! Maybe a few less sharks too?

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Shaun Marsh 

Having sat out the Caribbean tri-series due to the birth of his first child with wife Rebecca, Marsh has spent this week at the BUPA NCC in Brisbane, fine-tuning ahead of the Test tour in Sri Lanka.

Good work uncle mitchy, the little man is very proud of u :) @mitchmarsh235

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Glenn Maxwell 

The Victorian allrounder has returned triumphant from Australia's ODI series win in the Caribbean. He's now set to join the Bushrangers for pre-season training, as he awaits news of Australia's limited-overs squads to play in Sri Lanka in August.

Peter Nevill 

Nevill has been busy, taking part in the NCC ‘Keepers Camp among other things. On Saturday, he will return to India for a week-long stint at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka.

Steve O’Keefe 

Since recovering from the broken digit that ended his summer, O’Keefe has been working hard in Sydney and Brisbane. He will now fine-tune his skills during a week-long stint at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka, from July 2.

James Pattinson 

Pattinson's Test career has again been stalled by injury, with the fast bowler sidelined indefinitely with a recurrence of the back stress fractures that have consistently interrupted his 17-Test career.

Peter Siddle

After three months spent treating back and ankle problems, Peter Siddle is committed and confident about forcing his way back into Australia's Test XI. Siddle has returned to fitness training for Victoria and is eyeing a return to the Test side this summer.


Steve Smith 

After leading Australia to victory in the Caribbean, Smith stopped off in Boston on his way back to Australia. He'll have a short break at home before the Test squad leaves for Sri Lanka late next week. 

In the @newbalance innovation lab testing my movements. #alwaysimproving #nb

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Mitchell Starc 

Having returned from the Caribbean, Starc is enjoying a short break at home with wife and Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Alyssa Healy before the Australia Test squad departs for Sri Lanka next week.


Adam Voges 

Voges has returned from a stint captaining Middlesex in England’s County Championship. He has spent this week at the BUPA NCC in Brisbane, fine-tuning ahead of the Test tour in Sri Lanka.

Matthew Wade

After finishing up in the Caribbean, Wade's next assignment will see him join Birmingham Bears for their final six group games of their England domestic T20 campaign. Wade is replacing New Zealand ‘keeper Luke Ronchi at the Bears, after the Black Cap was called up for their tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

David Warner 

Warner is at home in Sydney, nursing the fractured finger that ruled him out during the the Qantas Tour of the West Indies ahead of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.


Adam Zampa

While the rest of his teammates jetted out of the Caribbean at the end of the ODI tri-series, Zampa instead boarded a plane back to Guyana, where he is playing alongside Chris Lynn in the Caribbean Premier League.

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