Sydney - Ahead of next month’s tour of India, Australia have decided
to rest key batsmen David Warner and Usman Khawaja as the duo will not take
part in the Chappell-Hadlee series against New Zealand.
Warner will be rested completely, while Khawaja will travel
to Dubai for the pre-tour training camp, interim chairman of selectors Trevor
He also revealed that Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch have been
"David has had a very big summer and will benefit from
a break in cricket, both mentally and physically," Hohns said in a
"He will travel to Dubai in the second group of
departures to coincide with those players arriving from the one-day series in
"This gives Aaron an opportunity to return to the side.
His form in the Big Bash League has been very good and he has earned his
"With Usman heading to Dubai in the first group of
players this provides Shaun with a chance to get back into international cricket
following his injury earlier in the summer."