Australia recall Warner, Johnson for Test training camp

Johannesburg, Oct.12 : Opener David Warner and frontline pacer Mitchell Johnson have been called in for a training programme before the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.

Confirming the news, Cricket Australia said that Warner, Johnson,Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Coulter-Nile were added to the squad of 15-players who were meant to visit Bangladesh, Sport24 reported.

The Australia tour to Bangladesh was called-off due to security and safety concerns.

Warner, who suffered from left-thumb injury, has not played since last month’s ODI series against England.

Meanwhile, Australia had rested Johnson and Hazlewood following the recent Ashes defeat in England.

Australia’s preparations for a three-Test series at home against New Zealand will start from October 13 at Hurstville Oval in Sydney, while they will play their first Test from November 5 at Brisbane.

Australia squad – Steve Smith, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Andrew Fekete, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges(ANI)