South Australian batsman Travis Head has been added to Australia's one-day squad for the upcoming series in Sri Lanka in a sign the current Test series might be taking its toll.
The left-hander missed out on the original 15-man squad named a week ago for the five-match ODI series starting on August 21.
However in Galle on Monday, Australian coach Darren Lehmann announced Head had not only been called up for the one-dayers, but would fly to Colombo earlier than the rest of the squad.
Lehmann wants the 22-year-old Redbacks captain to be around the five-day squad leading into the third and final Test in Colombo starting on Saturday given he's a young player who is edging closer to a Test debut.
However, Lehmann indicated one player from the 15-man Test squad who is also in the ODI squad may head home early.
Australia have endured a tough time Test-wise in Sri Lanka, being belted in two Tests in Kandy and Galle and relinquishing the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy for the first time.
(Head) has come in to join the one-day squad," said Lehmann.
"We'll probably look at if there are any players who go home at the end of the Test series."
David Warner, Usman Khawaja and captain Steve Smith are three specialist batsmen in both squads who've played in the first two Tests.
Lehmann ruled Head out of playing in the third Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club, but regards the Redbacks captain as an international player of the future in all three formats.
"With Trav, we want him to come in for this prep for this Test," said Lehmann.
We see him as a really exciting young player for the future.
"(We want to) give him as much experience around one our Test group and our one-day group as we possibly can.
"We've been impressed with him. That's why he has come in a bit early."
Head was been named Sheffield Shield player of the year for 2015-16 after scoring 721 runs and also leading SA into a Shield final for the first time in 20 years.
Also a handy off-spinner, Head made his ODI debut against the West Indies in St Kitts, in June.
He's currently turning out for Yorkshire in county cricket in England where he's peeled off scores of 175, 0, 17, 49 and 53 in recent weeks.
Head became South Australia's youngest captain at the age of 21.
Australia face India away in what looms as a brutal four-Test tour early next year and Lehmann indicated Head is the type of batsman in the frame for selection on the tricky spin-friendly sub-continental pitches.
"He's a young player who has the attributes we think are quite important here," he said.
"He hasn't had enough international exposure and we think it's a really good time to do that, with an eye on the future as well."