In the frame ... Nathan Coulter-Nile. Photo: Getty Images
SHAUN MARSH, Nathan Coulter-Nile and James Faulkner stand to be the massive winners if Shane Warne is successful with his revolution of Australian cricket but Ed Cowan and Phillip Hughes would find themselves in the international wilderness.
As Cricket Australia released a three-stage exit strategy for their touring party to India, Warne unveiled the second phase of his now four-part manifesto, naming the teams and squads he believed would take Australia to the top in all three forms.
Warne's alternate reality does not radically deviate from the teams named by John Inverarity's panel though, not surprisingly, there are several notable differences.
There is no mention at all of exciting young gun Pat Cummins nor is there an explanation for the injured teenager's absence.
Marsh, Faulkner and Coulter-Nile are on the fringes of the set-up but Warne believes they should win a berth in all three forms of the game.
Based on CA's sports science data that suggests pacemen under the age of 25 are more susceptible to injury Faulkner, 22, would be at great risk of breaking down under Warne's philosophy of picking the ''best available team at all times''.
Cowan's Test career would be over under Warne's watch. The adopted Tasmanian does not feature in Warne's 18-man Test squad let alone the first XI.
The incumbent opener's place would be taken by Shane Watson, who has publicly stated his preferred batting position is at the top of the order.
Nor is there room for Hughes in either of the Test or one-day sides despite the left-hander being one of the success stories for Australian cricket this summer.
Hughes averaged 47 after earning a Test recall for the series against Sri Lanka and has hit two centuries in his first six appearances in the international 50-over arena.
The sublimely talented but at times wayward Marsh replaces Hughes at No.3 while the uncapped Callum Ferguson would be given first crack at replacing Michael Hussey.
The champion leg-spinner has agreed with Inverarity for the need of an all-rounder but not who should play it, overlooking India-bound duo Moises Henriques and Glenn Maxwell for his Big Bash teammate Faulkner.
Mitchell Starc, the poster boy for Pat Howard and Inverarity's management of Australian fast bowlers, has been axed by Warne in favour of West Australian paceman Coulter-Nile, who played for Australia A last year.
Starc finds himself on Warne's extended bench alongside fellow Test incumbents Jackson Bird and Hughes, Henriques, Maxwell, Usman Khawaja and the injured Ryan Harris.
Warne would sack George Bailey, whom he sledged during the Big Bash, as Twenty20 captain but has kept the in-form Tasmanian in the ODI side after his match-winning century on Sunday.
In an indication of Warne's fears for the quality of Australia's spin-bowling stocks, which he will address later in the week in parts three and four, Nathan Lyon is the only frontline tweaker in the former great's Test squad.
Warne has dumped Xavier Doherty from the Test and ODI squads but picked him in the Twenty20 team. Michael Beer and veteran Nathan Hauritz are the only other specialist spinners to feature in the three hypothetical squads.