Marcus Stoinis has already scored a half-century and taken three wickets in his previous two BBL matches. @ AFP

After a crushing innings and 40-run win against Sri Lanka in the first Test, Australia on Saturday have called up allrounder Marcus Stoinis for the second and final Test at Canberra which gets underway from February 1. (ALSO READ: Cummins stars as Australia crush Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs)

Pat Cummins was the star of the show at the Gabba in Brisbane with the Sri Lankan batsmen failing to read the pace and bounce of the wicket. The speedster picked a career-best 6/23 in the second innings to finish the match with 10 wickets as the tourists were bowled out for 139 in the second innings after scoring 144 in the first in reply to Australia’s first innings total of 323.

Cummins was well supported by debutante Jhye Richardson, who took 2/19 as Australia wrapped the match inside three days.

According to a report in cricket.com.au on Saturday, the 29-year-old Stoinis, who has been in imperious form for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League, will join the Test squad as a specialist allrounder. Matthew Renshaw has been released from the side and will join Brisbane Heat, while Peter Siddle will be available for the Adelaide Strikers’ next match on Tuesday. (ALSO READ: Beating any team inside three days is a huge effort: Tim Paine)

“The National Selection Panel has made the decision to add Marcus Stoinis to the Test squad for the second match against Sri Lanka in Canberra,” national selector Trevor Hohns was quoted as saying in the report.

“We made the decision to add Marcus to give us the flexibility to play an allrounder in the event the conditions require an extra bowling option in the line- up.”

“Marcus has been a consistent performer this season, he has displayed strong all round form in first-class cricket and continued that form into the Australian ODI series against India.”

Stoinis, who has played 24 ODIs, has scored 807 runs at an average of 42.47. Australia have already handed debuts to Kurtis Patterson and Richardson in Brisbane. If Stoinis does make his debut at the Manuka Oval, he will become the 459th male Test cricketer for Australia. (ALSO READ: Sri Lanka pacer Lahiru Kumara out of Australia tour)

Australia squad for second Test: Tim Paine (captain), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, Will Pucovski, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle