David Warner
David Warner (AFP Photo)

Australia batsman David Warner is reportedly set for a return to field after recovering from an elbow surgery that ended his Bangladesh Premier League stint midway in January.

Inflammation resulting from a bone spur and a loose bone had forced the Warner, whose year-long ball-tampering ban is nearing its end, to undergo surgery.

He will return to competitive cricket on Saturday when he will represent Randwick-Petersham in Sydney’s Premier Cricket competition.

The 32-year-old, as per reports in the Australian media, hasn’t recovered fully but has been passed fit enough to bat again.

Warner is set embark is return to professional cricket through Indian Premier League after the end of his ban on March 28. He will don the orange of Sunrisers Hyderabad who will begin their quest for a second IPL title.

Recently, Steven Smith, who also underwent elbow surgery recently, returned to the nets saying he was feeling good. Like countrymate Warner, he too returned from the BPL midway to go under the knife following which his elbow was placed under a protective brace which has just been taken off.

Australia coach Justin Langer had said the news of the duo returning to cricket field is a positive news for the team who are waiting for them to join the ranks as they embark on their journey to defend the ICC World Cup title in England later this year.

“From all accounts they should both be ready for the IPL, which is really positive. Dave’s probably a little more advanced but my understanding is they’ll be ready to go in the not-too-distant future,” Langer had said.