Burns all but stamped his ticket to the Gabba with a century for the Cricket Australia XI against the Black Caps in Canberra. He averaged 36.50 in the two Tests he played against India last summer, but was overlooked for the Ashes tour.
Fans have been waiting for years for Khawaja to blossom into a Test batsman, and he is presented with the ideal opportunity right now. His 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).
Despite calls to bat at first drop, the Aussie skipper has openly admitted he wants to bat at No.4, where he has had most success in his Test career. The former world No.1 batsman will be keen to bounce back from a disappointing Ashes series.
Despite pressure to retain his spot, Voges will add a much-needed veteran presence in Australia's middle order. He scored a fighting 50 in the fifth Ashes Test with wickets tumbling around him, and backed it up with another half-century for the Prime Minister's XI against New Zealand.
The incumbent wicket keeper has shown impressive glove work in his brief Test career, but has failed to fire with the bat. With a number of contenders knocking down the door, he will be out to impress against the Black Caps.