Steve Smith and David Warner were on Friday left out of Australia's one-day squad for the series against Pakistan despite being eligible for the final two games after their ball-tampering bans expire.
Selector Trevor Hohns said it had been decided they would be better served playing their way back into contention at the Indian Premier League.
“Cricket Australia will continue to liaise with both Steve, David and their IPL clubs to monitor progress as we build towards the ICC World Cup and the Ashes,” he said.
“While their bans will be finished on March 28, Steve and David have been working through rehabilitation from elbow surgery and it has been agreed the best pathway for them to return to play is in the Indian Premier League.
“David will play with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Steve with Rajastan Royals," Hohns added.
Injured fast bowler Mitchell Starc was also omitted after failing to recover sufficiently from a pectoral muscle injury picked up during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Canberra a month ago.