Weekend comeback for Warner
David Warner is set to make his return from injury this weekend for Randwick-Petersham in Sydney's Premier Cricket competition.
Warner's stint in the Bangladesh Premier League was cut short in January after he was forced to fly home due to an elbow injury, which required surgery to remove a bone spur and loose bone that had caused inflammation.
The 32-year-old has now recovered after going under the knife although he is still not back to full fitness and this is expected to limit how much fielding he will be able to do.
Warner, who has been declared fit to bat, will be hoping to put on some impressive performances over the next couple of months and earn a place in Australia's World Cup squad.
Fellow Aussie Steve Smith, who was banned along with Warner for his part in the ball-tampering scandal, is also in line for a return to international cricket and Justin Langer revealed back in January the duo are being looked at.
"We are obviously monitoring them very closely and we are hopeful they will be getting themselves fit and strong and putting their name up for selection," he said. "It's an exciting time coming up."
James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.