National selector John Inverarity said Australia has a versatile squad at their disposal for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.
The 15-man squad includes a trio of both recognised spinners and genuine all-rounders, along with several part-time options with the ball.
Uncapped all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was named as an off-spinning option, with 41-year-old Brad Hogg and Xavier Doherty the other spinners.
Vice-captain Shane Watson and Dan Christian were included as medium-pace bowling all-rounders.
Nine recognised batsmen were included for the sub-continental tournament, with Australia looking to go one better than their final appearance in 2010 in the Caribbean.
Victoria big-hitter Cameron White was the surprise inclusion, picked ahead of fellow leg-spinning all-rounder Steve Smith.
White was dumped at the start of 2012 when he scored just 55 runs at an average of 7.86 in the Big Bash League.
Inverarity said the selection panel had picked an experienced team they believed could withstand the pressure of a World t20.
"It is the World Cup ... so we just picked the best players we could who we think are going to perform best," he said.
"It will probably be during the ODI games during the Australian summer we'll be looking more to the future, but in this squad we're just looking at the next month.
"There's a selection panel of five and the way we go through the process, I'll sort of give my squad and get the individuals to pick the 15 from that and we all arrived pretty much exactly the same."
Victoria wicket-keeper Matthew Wade will take the gloves as the only 'keeper in the squad.
Inverarity said the strength of the squad was in the depth of the batting.
"It's up to George Bailey, the captain, to work out the batting order but I think it's likely to be Matthew Wade probably at six, could well be Cameron White at seven and then either Glenn Maxwell or Dan Christian at eight," Inverarity said.
"There's a lot of depth and there's three left-handers in the top seven so the left-right combination which makes it more difficult for the opposing bowlers. There's a lot of potential there."
Injury-prone tearaway Patrick Cummins will compete with Ben Hilfenhaus, Clint McKay and Mitchell Starc for what will likely be three seam spots in the side.
Inverarity said he expects Cummins and Watson to have recovered from injury in time for the tournament.
The Australian team returned yesterday from a training camp in Darwin where they trained on pitches aimed at replicating those they are likely to encounter in Sri Lanka.
They travel to the United Arab Emirates to face Pakistan in three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches to ramp up their World T20 preparations.
T20 Squad: George Bailey (c), Shane Watson (vc), Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Cameron White.