Australian spinner Jon Holland has suffered a broken finger during the Test series against Pakistan and will miss part of Victoria's Sheffield Shield campaign.
Australian coach Justin Langer has confirmed under-pressure Test veteran Shaun Marsh will play in the ODI series against South Africa.
West Australia has suffered a heavy defeat to Victoria at home in their opening Sheffield Shield match but coach Adam Voges has backed them to bounce back.
Victoria couldn't have started the Sheffield Shield season any better with a dominant win over Western Australia by an innings and 45 runs in Perth.
The heat is being turned up on veteran batsman Shaun Marsh but Test vice-captain Josh Hazlewood says the veteran's experience will be required this summer.
Australian batsman Usman Khawaja faces up to six weeks on the sidelines after injuring his knee during the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Australia have lost the Test series against Pakistan 1-0 after the hosts claimed a crushing 373-run victory in the second Test in Abu Dhabi.
Rain and Josh Philippe's maiden first class century were impediments, but Victoria ultimately won by an innings at the WACA Ground.
The Sheffield Shield clash between South Australia and NSW in Adelaide has been drawn, with the hosts holding on after a major collapse on the final day.
Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are on track to return in Australia's ODI series against South Africa, having bowled 22 overs each for NSW's second XI.
Australia have softened the blow from a disappointing day in the second Test against Pakistan with one of the most remarkable catches of the series.
Veteran paceman Peter Siddle was left full of admiration for Mitchell Starc after he battled through injury in Australia's second Test against Pakistan.