Ben Simmons announced that he will play for the Australian national team in this summer's FIBA World Cup in China.

"Ni Hao China! Thanks for all the support this season, it was a tough way to go out. I'm happy to say I'm looking forward to representing my country Australia in the upcoming @FIBA World Cup in China! Stay tuned," Simmons wrote on his Weibo page.

Australia are in the group stage alongside Canada, Senegal and Lithuania.