Cricket Australia (CA) have delayed naming a replacement player for Doug Bollinger, who flew home from the Cricket World Cup earlier this month.
With their remaining fast bowlers all fit and bowling well, Australia are in no rush to bring their squad back up to its full complement of 15 players.
Australian left-arm fast bowler Doug Bollinger is to return home after an ankle injury ended his participation in the Cricket World Cup.
He has been struggling with ankle pain since arriving in India and Cricket Australia (CA) have made the decision to remove him from their 15-man squad.
Shaun Marsh celebrated his recall to Australia's One-Day International side with a century and Doug Bollinger took four wickets as Australia beat England by 46 runs to move into a 2-0 series lead in Hobart.
Marsh's impressive innings helped Australia recover from 33 for four and 142 for eight to score 230 before Bollinger's four wickets saw England dismissed for 184 in reply.
Australia have named a 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test against England, calling up uncapped spinner Michael Beer as a replacement for Xavier Doherty.
Middle-order batsman Marcus North has also lost his place as leg-spinner Steven Smith is handed a recall while opener Phillip Hughes has been drafted in to take the place of Simon Katich, who will miss the rest of the series with an Achilles injury.
Amit Masram looks ahead to the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, and how Australia might respond to the draw in Brisbane.
England can afford to smile with satisfaction after their top three batsmen scored centuries to earn a respectable draw. But Australia will have plenty on their plates to think about.