Adam Zampa has expressed his disappointment and frustration at being dropped for two of Australia's ODI matches against New Zealand.
Zampa, the world's leading wicket taker in ODIs this year, spent the second and third matches of the series watching from the sidelines.
He told cricket.com.au it was a decision that confused him.
"To gain some momentum back after the whitewash in South Africa is always nice, but it's always disappointing personally when you don't really think there's a great reason why you're not playing," he said.
"I don't know if anyone is going to overtake me, but I'm the (world's) leading wicket-taker for the year at the moment and to have both me and Hasto (John Hastings) on the sidelines feels a bit odd."
The 24-year-old said the decision to leave him out still hadn't been made properly clear.
"The selectors said to me that I'd been bowling well and I bowled well in the first game at the SCG, too," he said.
"So I don't really know (why I was dropped), I didn't really get the feedback that you would like to try and improve on.
"So I guess if they think I'm bowling well there's not really much else I can really do."