Ashton Agar looks set to get the nod to make his Test return in Dhaka on Sunday after Darren Lehmann hinted Australia will go with two spinners in the first match with Bangladesh.
Agar has not featured in the five-day format since the 2013 Ashes series in England when he played twice, scoring 98 and taking two wickets on debut at Trent Bridge.
His Test outings stopped after the second game at Lord's with Australia finding themselves 2-0 down - they went on to lose the series 3-0 - and Agar has never been used again.
Steve O'Keefe had been ahead of Agar and impressed with 19 wickets at an average of 23.26 in India, but has seemingly been dropped following "highly inappropriate comments" at an awards ceremony in April.
And that appears to have handed Agar another chance after Lehmann suggested he may look to deploy an extra spin option alongside Nathan Lyon.
"That [selection] decision will be made later, once we start to have a look at the Test wicket and the conditions. Most likely, I think we'll play two spinners," the Australia coach told a media conference.
And Agar looks to be at the front of the queue, ahead of the uncapped Mitchell Swepson.
"His [Agar] length is a lot better, he had a good [Sheffield] Shield season last year," added Lehmann.
"Young Swepson is a good prospect as a leg spinner, young [Jon] Holland back home has bowled well, it's really tight between all the spinners but Ashton himself has batted really well, he's a gun fielder and he's got his length right with the ball, so we're really pleased for him.
"Steve [O'Keefe] was excellent over there [in India] but we've decided to go with Ashton.
"Ashton has got the all-round game to take him to the next level, so if you wanted to play three quicks he could bat up the order, for example, he gives us a lot of flexibility in that way."
Agar himself is relishing the opportunity and intends to grab it with both hands should it come to fruition.
"It depends on what the wicket looks like but I'm ready to go if I get the nod," said Agar.
"It's really pleasing to be around the Test group. It's what you want to do and it's a great bunch of guys to be around.
"I've got a good idea on how I'd like to bowl if my opportunity comes out here. I think I've prepared really well."
Meanwhile, Sunil Joshi has joined the Bangladesh coaching staff as a spin consultant for the two-match series, though there is an option to extend the deal.
25 de noviembre 2017
|Day moves into Australian Open lead|
|Warriors embarrass Bulls, Thunder lose despite Westbrook triple-double|
|Murray mercilessly mocks USA president Trump|
|Inspirational Smith hits century to thwart England|
|Guardiola more ´logical´ for Man United than Mourinho – Cantona|
|England unconcerned over Anderson after scare|
|Shaky starts for Greece, Russia in World Cup qualifying|
|Messi has ´no doubt´ about Real Madrid´s Champions League chances|
|England on top as wickets fall in Brisbane|
|Maxwell scores 278 in Ashes reminder|
|Falcons RB Freeman ruled out with concussion|
|Klopp quashes Conte´s recovery complaints|
|Hoeness believes in Bayern´s ´new spirit´|
|Warriors pair Durant, Green out of Bulls clash|
|Panthers activate Olsen from IR ahead of Jets clash|
|Mourinho slams Mkhitaryan for disappearing during Manchester United games|
|Newcastle beaten by Gloucester in Premiership|
24 de noviembre 2017
|Hart hails West Ham fight under Moyes|
|Ulster leave it late to deny Treviso second away victory|
|Dolphins QB Cutler out with concussion against Patriots|
|Conte calls for clarity from Chelsea on Courtois deal|
|West Ham 1 Leicester City 1: Kouyate gets Moyes up and running|
|Robinson tips Farrell for World Rugby Player of the Year|
|Manchester United midfielder Carrick undergoes heart procedure|
|Manchester City youngster Bytyqi retires with heart condition|
|England can thrive on hostile atmosphere - O´Loughlin|
|Salah could become the Premier League´s greatest African star - Lauren|
|Lauren reserves judgement on Man City´s invincible credentials|
|Goffin and Tsonga cancel each other out on opening day of Davis Cup final|
|Stafford admits ankle is ´not 100 percent´ after Lions´ loss to Vikings|
|Bayern boss Heynckes slams ´insanity´ of Champions League ticket prices|
|Messi hails Barcelona team-mates after European Golden Shoe triumph|
|Napoli´s Hamsik saves space for a Serie A title-winning tattoo|
|Jardim urges quick Monaco response to Champions League woe|
|You always have a chance - Wagner hopeful of Man City scalp|
|Chelsea´s tough title defence was to be expected - Klopp|
|Horne replaces Dunbar in Scotland XV|
|Neymar and Cavani bound by common goal at PSG|
|Simeone: Everything seems better when Atletico win|
|F1 Raceweek: Scores to be settled in Abu Dhabi|
|Injuries not to blame for Real Madrid LaLiga position - Zidane|
|Icardi could stay at Inter forever, says Spalletti|
|Former England star Owen finishes second on horse racing debut|
|Emery backs Mbappe to shine on Monaco return|
|Robben-less Heynckes handed timely Coman boost|
|Guardiola not complacent ahead of Huddersfield clash|
|Trump to ´quickly´ play golf with Woods and Johnson|
|Salah not Liverpool´s only threat, insists Conte|
|Klopp trusts Moreno ´100 per cent´ despite Sevilla shocker|
|No excuses for Conte despite Chelsea´s travel trouble|
|Salah has nothing to prove in Chelsea reunion, says Klopp|
|We´re on the Ball - Paceman Jake says England´s homework is paying off|
|Bale return could be imminent - Zidane|
|Megson´s interim role is no audition as he awaits permanent West Brom boss|
|Bosz has derby focus despite Dortmund criticism|
|Kaka predicts bright future for Milan´s Silva|
|Lyon not sorry for controversial pre-Ashes comments|
|Ashwin takes four as India skittle out Sri Lanka|
|Messi equals Ronaldo with fourth European Golden Shoe|
|Mourinho fears Fellaini exit amid Arsenal, PSG links|
|I don´t know what you want - Mourinho blasts Man United critics|
|Mourinho protecting Pogba and Ibrahimovic as they prepare for Brighton|
|Stoke to offer Crouch fresh deal|
|Record-breaker Holmes hits Fiji for six as Australia march into final|
|Del Piero expects Juventus and Dybala to rediscover top form|
|Melbourne City 1 Perth Glory 3: Ten-man hosts pay the penalty|
|Chawrasia´s challenge on track in Hong Kong|
|Herbert leads Australian Open with Day poised|
|Moyes wants greater ref protection for Carroll|
|Unsworth questions players´ commitment after Atalanta embarrassment|