Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner headline the five NSW players who have been named in a 13-man squad to tour Bangladesh during August.

 Also included were pace duo Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins and experienced spinner Nathan Lyon.

Left arm paceman Mitchell Starc has been ruled out with more issues surrounding stress fractures in his foot and spinner Steve O‘Keefe has been overlooked after being chosen for the tour of India earlier this year.

Qantas Tour of Bangladesh squad

Steve Smith (C)              NSW

David Warner (VC)         NSW

Ashton Agar                     WA

Hilton Cartwright              WA

Pat Cummins                  NSW

Peter Handscomb            VIC

Josh Hazlewood            NSW

Usman Khawaja              QLD

Nathan Lyon                  NSW

Glenn Maxwell                VIC

James Pattinson             VIC

Matthew Renshaw          QLD

Matthew Wade                VIC

Speaking on Mitchell Starc’s omission from this tour, Bupa Support Team Physiotherapist David Beakely said: “Mitchell was due to go for follow up scans after the Champions Trophy, as part of his recovery plan. These scans have indicated his previous stress fracture has still not fully healed to the extent we would like.

 “He will now undertake a period of rest from bowling with the aim to have him return for the one-day series in India in late September as he begins his build up to the Ashes.”

 Selectors have allowed for a replacement for Starc to be added, increasing the squad to 14, and it is expected this selection will take place following the Australia A Tour of South Africa next month.

 The Australian side will arrive in Bangladesh on the 18 August and play a two-day tour match in Fatullah on 22 August before going on to play two Tests in Dhaka and Chittagong on 27 August and 4 September respectively.

Sridharan Sriram will again join the Bupa Support Coaching staff on this tour as spin consultant, following his stint in India.

Cricket Australia Executive General Manager, Pat Howard said:

“The Bangladesh Cricket Board and the Bangladesh Government have provided satisfactory levels of assurance and security for this tour to proceed at this stage, and we’re very grateful to them for this.

“We will continue to work with them to finalise plans but also monitor advice from Government agencies and our own security advisors about the security risk. Our number one priority will always be the safety and security of our players and support staff when travelling to any country,” said Howard.

“Players selected for this tour will continue to receive regular security status updates prior to travelling.

“Selectors have also chosen this Bangladesh squad irrespective and independent of the status of the MOU. We are working towards a resolution being in place by 30 June and look forward to continuing to support these players to perform at their very best on the global stage.”