Amid Cricket Australia's financial worries, paceman Josh Hazlewood said the news came as a surprise.
Josh Hazlewood marked his 29th birthday in style as his flurry of boundaries secured another win for Sydney Sixers.
Glenn McGrath does not believe Australia have ever had a better bowling attack than the current crop that Tim Paine can call upon.
Australia bowler James Pattinson is poised to replace Josh Hazlewood for the second Test in Melbourne.
Uncapped ODI batsman Marnus Labuschagne is part of a 14-man squad set to face India in a three-match series, starting January 14.
Australia have turned to local Peter Siddle for the December 26 clash in Melbourne following Josh Hazlewood's withdrawal.
Josh Hazlewood's injury has opened the door for Peter Siddle, Michael Neser and James Pattinson to compete for an MCG appearance.
Josh Hazlewood's hamstring strain means he will not bowl for Australia for the rest of the first Test against New Zealand.
Mitchell Starc expected Steve Smith to hang onto his incredible one-hand catch that removed Kane Williamson in Perth.
New Zealand will start day three of the first Test at Perth Stadium in the mire after Mitchell Starc claimed four wickets.