MELBOURNE – With the T20 World Cup the only piece of major silverware missing in Australia's bursting trophy cabinet, Aaron Finch's team will look to make a statement in the series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan a year before hosting the global tournament.
Australia kick off their home summer at Adelaide Oval on Sunday with the first of three Twenty20 internationals against 2014 world champions Sri Lanka, with matches to follow in Brisbane (Oct. 30) and Melbourne (Nov. 1).
The hosts then turn their attention to the 2009 champions Pakistan in another three-match series starting in Sydney on Nov. 3.
The series will give the teams a preview of playing conditions ahead of next year's T20 World Cup in Australia and a chance for new players to push their credentials.
Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson will be among the fringe players looking to impress in front of his home-town crowd in Adelaide on Sunday.