Ashton Turner has been added to Australia’s squad and might make make his ODI debut in Sydney, where Mitch Marsh has been floored with a gastro bug.
Coach Justin Langer has revealed Marsh, after his axing from the Test squad, has spent two days in hospital.
The all-rounder’s availability for the other two games in the series – in Adelaide and Melbourne – remains under a cloud.
“We’ll see how he goes, but he certainly won’t (play) this first game and we will wait and see how he recovers,” said Langer.
It is another blow for Marsh who on Wednesday was axed from the Test squad to play Sri Lanka, along with his brother Shaun.
Turner, who plays state cricket with Western Australia and for the Scorchers in the BBL, has scored 43 not out, 47 and 60 not out in his past three Big Bash matches.
Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa