Action tweak for Hazlewood
Shaun could replace Stoinis in the team and brother Mitchell would replace him in the squad.
Mitchell Marsh was due to fly to England on Friday as part of the Australia A squad.
If Stoinis receives the green light, Marsh will head to Northampton, where Australia A plays a 50-over game tomorrow week.
Australia meanwhile will stick with the batting game plan that was questioned by Virat Kohli when it chases a 3-1 start to the World Cup against Pakistan tonight.
Coach Justin Langer said he was “really confident” in the tactics that left his batsmen requiring 115 runs from 10 overs against India on Sunday, which Australia lost by 36.
Langer also gave Nathan Coulter-Nile (1-63) a tick, though it has emerged the third seamer’s erratic first overs could see him dropped.
Coulter-Nile has combined figures of 0-43 from his past four first overs in games, conceding nine boundaries. TEST quick Josh Hazlewood has “tweaked” his bowling action to avoid any repeat of the back issues which cost him a berth at the World Cup.
And the 2015 World Cup winner hasn’t completely given up on helping the Aussies go back-to-back, vowing to play most of the five Australia A one-day fixtures in England beginning next Friday to be on “standby” should any bowler get injured.
The 28-year-old was diagnosed with a stress fracture after the 2-1 Test series loss to India last summer and despite resuming bowling in April was overlooked for the World Cup.
Hazlewood revealed he had been working with NSW bowling coach Andre Adams and made some “little changes” to his action. The Test vice-captain is back to bowling at full speed and was hoping to play up to 70 per cent of the “A” games to get himself ready for the Ashes, which begin in Birmingham on August 1.
“I had to make a few little changes to my action. So I’ve been doing some technique work for about two months now,” Hazlewood said.