# Order of priority in hybridization of d-orbitals

During hybridization of d-orbitals why the $d_{z^2}$ and $d_{x^2-y^2}$ orbitals are used up before the $d_{xy}$, $d_{yz}$ and $d_{zx}$ ?

The rotational frame of reference which defined which axis is the z-axis is changed such that $d_{z^2}$ and $d_{x^2-y^2}$ are hybridized first is a convention / practice.