The Australian management has welcomed the return of Mitchell Starc from injury, which kept the pacer out for three months.
Left-arm pace spearhead was named in the team to face New Zealand XI in a World Cup warm-up match at Brisbane.
Starc missed out on action for three months due to a muscle tear but has fully recovered ahead of the mega-event.
The pacer picked up his first wicket in his first over, sending Hamish Rutherford back to pavilion. Starc then removed George Worker in the same fashion for 56 after a big second-wicket partnership that set up the win.
David Warner and Steve Smith also featured alongside Mitchell Starc, who had been serving their bans for a major ball-tampering incident.
The return of all these players will boost the morale of the camp, especially after Jhye Richardson’s shoulder injury ruled him out of the World Cup 2019.
Regarding his injury the team physio, David Beakley said:
After his most recent assessment and attempting to bowl in the nets, it was clear that Jhye was not progressing as fast as required and therefore, in consultation with selectors, we made the decision to withdraw him from the squad.