Australia’s James Faulkner will be fit in time to play the rest of the matches in the  ICC World Twenty20 after missing the first game against Pakistan due to injury and is expected to play a key role for the aussies in this tournament.


Faulkner, who rose to prominence with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR), is yet to recover from a knee injury.


Australian captain George Bailey said Faulkner could have played the match but didn’t want to risk aggravating the injury further.


“He’ll be available for the second game, and if really pushed, he could’ve probably come up for this one,” said Bailey.


“We’re making the call that we’re going to need him in the back end [of the tournament] – that’s where he’ll add the most value to us.”


ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details