At the age of 33, Cowan would seemingly be at odds for a Test recall. He's played 18 Test matches at the underwhelming average of 31.28, but his experience could be vital for a rebuilding team. The left-hander has a career first-class average of 40.59, including 47.94 last summer.
Touted as a future star, Khawaja's international career has been a bit of a flop so far, averaging 25.13 in nine Tests. But the new Queensland skipper has been rejuvinated by his move north, and his Sheffield Shield runs can't be ignored (he has the most of any current player).
The jury is still out about whether of not Maxwell is a Test cricketer. But no one ever thought David Warner would don the baggy green. His three career Test matches have been sub-par, but a Sheffield Shield average over 40 suggests he should be given another chance.
The 22-year-old from WA complied 896 runs in the last Shield season, averaging 47.15 thanks to three centuries and three fifties. He also smashed 150 for Australia A on the recent tour of India and is sure to feature in Australia's Test side soon.
Burns averaged 36.50 in the two Tests he played against India last summer, but was overlooked for the Ashes. However his two centuries and four fifties in the 2014/15 Shield season should see him given an opportunity to be David Warner's long-term opening partner.
At 29, Doolan will still be in selectors' thoughts after unluckily being dropped during last year's UAE series against Pakistan. His 89 against South Africa in 2014 shows his ability to succeed at Test level.
The 25-year-old Queenslander scored 250 against Victoria on the way to averaging 62.71 in the 2014/15 Shield season (only five games however). But at this stage of his career, he's regarded more as a limited overs specialist.