A dejected Adam Zampa will weigh up his future in red-ball cricket after admitting he had been left flat at being overlooked for the Test tour of India.
Zampa had believed he was a chance of a Test debut on the subcontinent next month, before selectors opted to stick with Mitchell Swepson as their touring legspinner.
A fixture of Australia's white-ball side, Zampa's chances in first-class cricket have been limited to one in the past three seasons due to clashes with international cricket.
The 30-year-old said he would speak with coach Andrew McDonald and chief selector George Bailey about his future chances before making any calls.
Working against him is that Australia will not travel to the spinning wickets of Asia again until Sri Lanka in January 2025.
"I don't know what is in store for me red-ball cricket wise. I will get through this Big Bash and consider," Zampa said.
"I don't know what is next for me now.
"With two years until the next subcontinent tour, I thought with the way I had been going with international cricket in particular that this would be my opportunity.
"That was the messaging I got six weeks ago, I would be very close. But now I am not on it, I am very flat about it."
Bailey labelled overlooking Zampa one of the toughest selections calls for the tour, but admitted officials had not seen enough of him with the red ball.
In contrast, Swepson has played five Sheffield Shield matches this summer after he made his Test debut in March.
Zampa said he had not given up on Test cricket, but would have to weigh up how he prioritises his time going forward.
He is due to play Shield cricket for NSW at the end of the BBL season, before heading to India for a one-day series.
"Lifestyle is all about balance and I have a family," he said.
"These white-ball tours are World Cups coming up. I have to try and think about what is best for my body and my family and myself.
"I was really excited to be on this tour. I was really keen to give it a crack.
"The messaging was my style of bowling might have been handy over there. But potentially last minute there was a change of mind."