Allrounder Marcus Stoinis will have to wait for a Test debut after Australia named an unchanged XI for the second Domain Test against Sri Lanka in Canberra, starting tomorrow.
Stoinis was added to the squad for the series decider at Manuka Oval, but the Aussies have stuck with the four frontline bowlers who helped them to a comfortable victory in Brisbane last week.
Skipper Tim Paine's announcement today means young gun Will Pucovski and paceman Peter Siddle have also missed out having been with the squad in Canberra this week.
"We're unchanged which is nice," Paine told reporters in Canberra.
"Coming off a good win we are happy with our combination.
"This pitch is probably slightly different, we just think that we'll be able to get more overs out of Marnus (Labuschagne) on a pitch like this."
Speaking this morning, coach Justin Langer said he was keen to stick with the same side that played at the Gabba and had secured what was just Australia's second win from their past 10 Tests.
"My inkling and gut feeling is it's always nice to keep the same XI after you've had a win," Langer told SEN.
Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal said the tourists have settled on their XI, but chose to reveal their side at the coin toss tomorrow.
Spearhead Mitch Starc has come under fire for his form this summer but Paine said there was never any thought of dropping the left-armer.
"We're still reasonably happy with his output," Paine said.
"He's not 100 per cent at his best but I think that's a sign of how good a bowler he is that he's still finding ways to pick up wickets at certain times, and like I said post-Brisbane Test that when he gets it right he's going to be devastating.
"Hopefully it will be this Test straight up tomorrow morning or potentially some reverse swing when he is devastating.
"Hopefully there's a chance of that happening here."
The unchanged XI paves the way for Stoinis to rejoin the Melbourne Stars for their push towards the BBL finals, with their next match on Sunday when they play the Perth Scorchers at Optus Stadium.
Likewise, Peter Siddle is set to return to the Adelaide Strikers on Sunday when they host the Brisbane Heat after a summer of being 12th man for the Test side.
Australia XI: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon
Domain Test Series v Sri Lanka
Australia: Tim Paine (c/wk), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, Will Pucovski, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha
First Test: Australia won by an innings and 40 runs
Second Test: February 1-5, Canberra