It seems Ben Cutting can't buy a game with an Australian side in any form of the game, but the Queensland fast bowler will only have to wait a few more days before getting his opportunity.
Cutting was overjoyed at being named in the squad for Australia's ODI series against Sri Lanka. Then he was overlooked, with Clint McKay and the double Mitchells, Johnson and Starc, set to fling the white ball in the series opener in Melbourne on Friday.
It's another near miss for Cutting, who was 12th man for a Test against New Zealand in 2011 before he missed out to Starc once again. As is the tradition of modern Australian quicks, injury followed, then a long road back to form.
Cutting has bowled superbly for much of the summer in both the four-day and 20-over forms of the game, and has forced his way into the one-day squad where his lusty batting will be an added extra down the order.
A dominant bowling performance in the Big Bash game against the Sydney Sixers at the Gabba on Monday night would have gone close to giving him a start at the MCG but selectors have decided to stick with the more experienced trio of one-day specialists - McKay and lefties Johnson and Starc.
The rotation policy will guarantee Cutting gets a game and it should come as early as the second match in Adelaide on Sunday.
Selectors are also keen to see what Cutting can deliver, even if the flat Adelaide track won't be the perfect fit for his aggressive fast bowling, which features one of the more dangerous short balls on the domestic scene.
Cutting would also be a strong chance to play in Brisbane on January 18.