ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 09: Tim Paine of CA XI bats during day two of the Four Day Tour match between the Cricket Australia XI and England at Adelaide Oval on November 9, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Tim Paine has been left out of Tasmania's opening squad of the summer, however, coach Jeff Vaughan is still open to the possibility of him playing in the Sheffield Shield competition.

The Tigers unveiled a 14-man squad to play their first two games of the one day cup on Wednesday and Friday against South Australia and Queensland repsectively, both at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

Alongside the exclusion of Paine, the other surprise came in the form of Billy Stanlake, who has made a switch in all three formats of the game to Hobart this year, but is set to miss the opener through injury.

Brad Hope and Mitch Owen are the only other contracted players who were unavailable through injury, with plenty of international experience included for the opening two matches.

All of Jackson Bird, Ben McDermott and Peter Siddle have been included, while Jordan Silk will take the captaincy of the side for the opening two games.

A strong bowling attack features Sam Rainbird and Riley Meredith alongside the uncontracted Tom Rogers, while the likes of Jake Doran, Caleb Jewell and Beau Webster have also been included.

Speaking to Cricinfo, Coach Vaughan revealed Paine has been training in Hobart and will make his return through grade cricket this weekend ahead of the Sheffield Shield opener on October 6 against Queensland.

"That one sort of popped up from nowhere to be honest. He came and spoke to the CEO and myself one day and said he'd like to come back and he's certainly going to play cricket for University," Vaughan told the publication.

"So he's been training with us most sessions the last five or six weeks. Physically [he's] going well, emotionally going well. I'm sure everyone would agree that we trust his wicketkeeping skill set, his leadership skill set. So he's up for selection.

"Like any of our contracted players and like any of our players in Tasmanian premier cricket, he's up for selection and one we will certainly speak about."

Tasmania squad to play South Australia and Queensland

Tom Andrews
Jackson Bird
Jake Doran
Jarrod Freeman
Caleb Jewell
Riley Meredith
Ben McDermott
Sam Rainbird
Tom Rogers
Peter Siddle
Jordan Silk (c)
Tim Ward
Beau Webster
Mac Wright