Seamer Brendan Doggett and allrounder Sean Abbott named as stand-bys
Steketee, who hasn’t played international cricket, had been on standby before receiving the nod and he will spearhead Queensland in their Sheffield Shield match against Victoria starting on Friday. Legspinner Mitchell Swepson, who is part of Australia’s squad, will also line up for Queensland.
The first Test between Australia and Pakistan starts on March 4 in Rawalpindi.
Australia squad: Pat Cummins (capt), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith (vice-capt), Mitchell Starc, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.
Standby: Brendan Doggett, Sean Abbott
Tristan Lavalette is a journalist based in Perth