Australia will be without both Hussey brothers for the ODI series against the West Indies next month, after the selectors dropped David Hussey just a few weeks after Michael retired from the Test side and faded away from the shorter formats.
David Hussey was one of the better batsmen against Sri Lanka in the recent drawn series, but while he averaged 32, he was dropped in favour of Aaron Finch, whom the selectors feel has a long-term future with the side.
Selector John Inverarity said: "We were delighted with the ODI team's impressive win against Sri Lanka in Hobart on Wednesday, in particular with Phillip Hughes' well-crafted innings (of 138 not out) and the bowling of Xavier Doherty and Moises Henriques.
"There were concerns, however, with the team's batting performances during the series when the conditions were conducive to swing bowling, conditions that were beautifully exploited by Nuwan Kulasekara and Lasith Malinga.
"Aaron Finch has been included in the squad at the expense of David Hussey. A top four of (David) Warner, Finch, (Phil) Hughes and (Michael) Clarke has good balance and the team looks forward to getting better starts than has been the case recently.
"David Hussey has been dropped from the squad as the National Selection Panel keeps a constant eye on the future."
The first two one-dayers will be played on 1 and 3 February, after which adjustments will be made to the squad.
Squad for first two matches: Michael Clarke (Captain), George Bailey, Ben Cutting, Xavier Doherty, Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.