Shane Watson has been passed fit to captain Australia in their two-day tour match against the England Lions in Northampton, with Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin both rested.
Watson, who injured his right hip/groin during the fourth Ashes Test defeat to England in Durham, will not bowl in the tour match, which starts Friday, but will hope to fire with the bat after a disappointing series so far.
Both sets of players have plenty to prove at Wantage Road with James Faulkner looking to play his way into the frame for an Ashes debut at the Oval next week and Mitchell Starc, Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes and Ashton Agar all looking for recalls.
The absence of Peter Siddle and Jackson Bird means Starc and Faulkner are the only pace bowlers in the Australia starting XI, while Nathan Lyon and Agar will provide the slow bowling options.
Coach Darren Lehmann admitted he was shuffling the batting around again after a series-deciding collapse in Durham in the second innings, but he said he would do what he needed in order to find his best batsmen for The Oval.
He said: "It's going to take a while but that's part and parcel... like I said to the lads the other night we've been in front three out of the four Test matches and we've let that slip.
"So we've got to get better at actually dominating a game from there. That's our biggest thing. We'll have a settled line-up when we start to have consistent performances.
"I suppose the thing for us is it gives batters some time in the middle. They can only bat for a day and we bowl for a day so it's a longer training session ... but still a chance to impress selectors."
Eoin Morgan will lead England's second string into battle with a number of fresh face in the Lions changing room.
There are three Lions debutants; Warwickshire bowler Keith Barker, Yorkshire opener Alex Lees and Sussex batsman Luke Wells, although the latter played within the England set-up for the Under-19 team.
Australian XI: David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson (capt), Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.
England Lions: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcester), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Keith Barker (Warwickshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), James Harris (Middlesex), Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire), Alex Lees (Yorkshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Luke Wells (Sussex)