Disgraced cricketers David Warner and Steve Smith have returned to the Australian cricket camp in a warm-up game against a New Zealand XI in Brisbane today.

It's the first time they've been in Australian colours following their ball-tampering scandal and their subsequent 12-month bans.

Aaron Finch is the captain of the Australian XI with Warner set to bat at three in a surprise move, given Warner has played almost all of cricket as an opener. The move will allow the combination of Finch and Usman Khawaja to continue at the top of the order after they performed strongly in recent ODI campaigns against India and Pakistan.

The Australian XI is full of World Cup squad members while in contrast the New Zealand side features just five players who will make the trip to England and Wales at the end of the month.


New Zealand were sent into to bat in the first game and lost two wickets in the first over.