Ashes 2013-14: Phil Hughes & Usman Khawaja miss tour match

Cricket Australia Invitational XI v England

  • Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Date: 13-16 November

Coverage: Live TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, plus reports and reaction on the BBC Sport website

Australia Test batsmen Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja have been left out of the Australian Invitational XI to face England in Sydney on Wednesday.

Both were originally named to face the tourists in the final warm-up before the first Ashes Test on 21 November.

However, they will now play for their state teams in the Sheffield Shield.

Ed Cowan, dropped during last summer's Ashes, will open with Aaron Finch, who smashed a Twenty20 record 156 off just 63 balls against England in August.

Australian Invitational XI: Ed Cowan (Tasmania), Aaron Finch (Victoria), Callum Ferguson (South Australia), Adam Voges (Western Australia), Ben Rohrer (New South Wales), Ryan Carters (New South Wales), Peter Nevill (New South Wales) (c), Stephen O'Keefe (New South Wales), Josh Lalor (New South Wales), Chris Tremain (New South Wales), Nic Bills (New South Wales).