Vaas sees Malinga as a potential asset for Sri Lanka in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.
Some players who expected themselves to be a part of the World Cup later this year were left heartbroken after facing the axe
"The standard of cricket goes down."
Niroshan Dickwella has bee named the vice-captain of the Test team.
The game is a chance for the Aussies to restore pride in their cricket.
Australia have named an unchanged playing XI for this Test.
For a side who are yet to register a win on Aussie soil in the 21st century, this series will be one heck of a challenge.
Richardson and Patterson will make their Test debuts for Australia.
The first Test of the two-match series will commence on January 24.
Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Perera returned to the Test set up.