Ryan Harris has revealed that he is set to miss Australia's two-Test series in the West Indies as his wife is due to give birth in June.
Australia will face the Windies in Dominica and Jamaica three months after the Cricket World Cup finishes on home soil, but paceman Harris expects to stay at home.
Harris and his wife, Cherie, are expecting their first child in June and coach Darren Lehmann has told the 35-year-old to remain in Australia.
"The West Indies tour? I"m not sure as [my wife has] a baby due early June which is when that tour is on so I'm not sure I'll make the West Indies," Harris told SEN radio.
"[West Indies] is the worst possible place to go to get home from and Darren made it clear I should stay home and spend some time with my wife."
Harris' omission from Australia's World Cup squad means he is not expected to feature on the international stage until the Ashes series in England, which starts in July.
While Harris expressed his disappointment at missing the World Cup on home soil and in New Zealand, he expected to be omitted due to a combination of his age and injury problems.
He added: "I am disappointed. I would have loved to have played in the World Cup, that"s the bottom line,
"But at the end of the day it's my age, it's the knee, and I knew that going in.
"I also I haven't played one day cricket for two-and-half or three years. The guys that have been playing have done a great job.
"To get back in the side I would have to be bowling well, which I feel like I am, and also to be fit enough to be back in that team and bottom line is I"m not. I wish I was five years younger."