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Lynn in, Finch out from Aussie ODI squad

Twenty20 rock star Chris Lynn has been challenged to carry his historic Big Bash League form to the fifty-over format after receiving his first call-up to Australia's one-day squad.

Lynn was part of three changes to a 14-man squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan that included the axings of George Bailey, Aaron Finch and Hilton Cartwright.

In-form Test batsman Usman Khawaja was given a recall, while pace bolter Billy Stanlake is set to become the second tallest person to play international cricket.

Just days after Lynn lit up the BBL with 11 sixes on his way to a 49-ball 98 for the Brisbane Heat, Australia coach Darren Lehmann put the onus on the 26-year- old to now perform on a bigger stage.

'He's exciting to watch, isn't he? Everyone loves what he's brought to the T20 format. Now the challenge for him is to do it in the one-day format, which we know he can,' Lehmann said.

'He's had some injury concerns in the past but seems to be batting well and deserves his spot.'

Stanlake, who stands at 204cm, will become the tallest player to represent Australia and just the second biggest to play international cricket if he gets the nod in the XI.

He is one centimetre taller than former Australian paceman Bruce Reid, but still stands below Pakistan's 216cm giant Mohammad Irfan.

Stanley is likely to deputise for one of Mitchell Starc or Josh Hazlewood, both of whom Lehmann confirmed would be rested at some point during the five-game series.

'He's tall, he's fast, he's got some bounce, so that's a pleasing thing for us,' Lehmann said.

'He'll more than likely only play a couple of games, depending on the make up of the side and where we play. So it's a good challenge for him. Young kid coming through, exciting times.'

Lehmann admitted it was 'tough' to drop Finch and former captain Bailey, both of whom have been a regular part of the ODI line-up for the past five years.

However Finch had only one century in his past 33 innings.

'Performances for Aaron haven't been what we would've liked, and what he would've liked to be perfectly honest. He hasn't made a hundred since Canberra last year,' Lehmann said.

'The challenge for him is to make big runs in the BBL and get back into the side.'

Bailey also paid for his poor form with the bat, averaging just 13 in his past seven games.

'It's a tough call on George as well because he's a ripper bloke. He's fantastic around the group and he's been fantastic as a leader for us as well,' Lehmann said.

'Again, it's down to performances from George. So he's got to go back and make big runs.

'The doors not shut on any of those players. With Champions Trophy coming up, George has got to perform well and really put his case forward.'

Khawaja is set to open alongside David Warner at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday, when Australia's five-match ODI series against Pakistan starts.

Australia's 14-man ODI squad: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Mitch Marsh, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, James Faulkner, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.

AAP