Melbourne: In a big boost for Australia's cricket World Cup hopes, leg spinner Shane Warne will return to the field for a One-day match on Friday, just 25 days after dislocating his shoulder. Officials said Warne would captain Victoria in the ING Cup One-day match against Western Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The champion bowler's rapid recovery from the shoulder injury suffered during a match against England on December 15 is a big boost for the Australia's defense ahead of next month's World Cup start in South Africa.
Warne, the second-greatest wicket taker in Test cricket, passed a final fitness test under the supervision of national team physiotherapist Errol Alcott in Sydney on Thursday, officials said. He resumed practice just a week ago and it had been feared he would miss the World Cup One-day series beginning February 8.