LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Mitchell Starc of Australia looks on during the ICC Champions trophy cricket match between Australia and Bangladesh at The Oval in London on June 5, 2017 (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Australia will field a vastly understrength team for the first T20 contest against England on Sunday evening.

It comes with the T20 World Cup hosts being forced to take a five-hour flight from Brisbane to Perth after playing the West Indies at the Gabba on Friday.

The game in Perth - which is the first of a three-match series against England - will be the only match played on the other side of the country, before the teams get back on a plane and fly all the way back to Canberra for the final two matches of the series next Wednesday and Friday.

It means any player who plays in all five games of the final hit out before the World Cup against both the West Indies and England will spend ten hours on planes in the space of three days, something Cricket Australia are keen to avoid for their bowling brigade.

All of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell will miss the first clash against England in Perth, before returning to the team for the two games in Canberra next week.

The game in Perth will however see Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis and Kane Richardson return from injury related issues before tracking back to Canberra where they are expected to keep playing ahead of the World Cup.

Mitchell Swepson and Nathan Ellis, who are not in the World Cup squad, have also been called into the team for the single game in Perth.

It has also been confirmed that Mitchell Marsh will miss the second game of the West Indies series, with the all-rounder flying to Perth today to avoid the tight timeline of playing shortly after flying as he continues his return from an ankle injury.

Cricket Australia have also announced that Cameron Green will stay on with the squad through the English series, which keeps the flicker of hope for the all-rounder alive that he may be called into the T20 World Cup squad if an injury strikes.

"The high-performance team and selectors have planned these matches to ensure our squad get to the World Cup fresh and ready to perform," chairman of selectors George Bailey explained.

"Some squad members travelled to Perth early to begin preparations slightly earlier than the main squad and a handful of others will not make the trip to Perth.

"With some players remaining on the east coast, it provides further opportunity for Nathan Ellis and Daniel Sams who both performed well in India.

"Likewise Mitchell Swepson was a part of last year's World Cup squad and continues to provide good depth in our T20 spin bowling department."