Australia have rested a number of senior players for the first two of five ODIs against Sri Lanka this month, while wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been rested in favour of veteran Brad Haddin.
Wade, who scored a century in this third Test against the Sri Lankans in Sydney, has been a consistent member of all formats in the past year, and the selectors decided to give him a break and let Haddin, who has been in great form domestically, return to his place behind the stumps.
Also missing from the side is regular skipper Michael Clarke, who has a hamstring injury, meaning T20 captain George Bailey will wear the proverbial armband in Melbourne and Adelaide.
National Selector John Inverarity explained: "Missing from the last Australian ODI team that played Pakistan in Sharjah on 3 September are Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, David Warner, Matthew Wade, Dan Christian and James Pattinson.
"Michael has been battling a hamstring injury for a few weeks and will have a break, as will Matthew Wade and David Warner. These three players have played in all six Vodafone Test matches this summer and the intention is to have them returning to the ODI squad refreshed.
"Taking a long term view towards the ICC Cricket World Cup the NSP has decided not to include Michael Hussey in the squad for the Commonwealth Bank Series.
"Michael has been a tremendous ODI player for Australia over a long period of time, a match-winner for his country and his presence in coloured clothing will be sorely missed.
"James Pattinson, together with Shane Watson, were not considered for selection in these two games as they are yet to return to full fitness, while Dan Christian has not been included in the squad.
"The squad has a number of young players who have a considerable upside. The seven batsmen have all performed very well when their last 10 appearances in 50 over cricket are considered.
"Aaron Finch, for example has scored 716 runs at the average of 79.6 with a strike rate of 91. Phillip Hughes and Usman Khawaja are generally considered to be 'red-ball' cricketers, but their recent 50 over figures are most impressive; 477 runs at 95.4 (strike-rate of 82) and 477 at 59.6 (strike-rate of 82.5) respectively. These opportunities during the Commonwealth Bank Series will enhance their overall development.
"Ben Cutting has also been included in the ODI squad for the first time. He is a prolific wicket-taker over the three formats and has shown that he can be a devastating lower-order batsman as well.
"In the absence of Michael Clarke, George Bailey will captain these two games. In the 13 ODIs Australia has played since he made his debut in the West Indies on 16 March 2012, George has scored more runs (441) than any other Australian ODI batsman in that period.
"While the NSP is looking ahead to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup we are also mindful of the forthcoming Test tours to India and England. Matthew Wade and Brad Haddin are considered to be the two best keeper-batsmen in Australia.
"Brad remains in consideration and he will play while Matthew has a break. David Hussey is a very experienced player with an outstanding career record and his brother's recent announcement has raised his overall stocks."
Australia ODI squad: George Bailey (captain), Ben Cutting, Xavier Doherty, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Phillip Hughes, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc