[caption id="attachment_474053" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-474053" alt="David Warner and Josh Hazlewood missed Australia's only-tour match against Sri Lanka XI Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/GettyImages-460697524.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> David Warner and Josh Hazlewood missed Australia's only-tour match against Sri Lanka XI Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia">Australian</a> head coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/darren-lehmann">Darren Lehmann</a> has revealed he is optimistic that star players <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-warner" target="_blank">David Warner</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/josh-hazlewood" target="_blank">Josh Hazlewood</a> will be fit to play against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a> in the first Test at Kandy. Both Warner and Hazlewood missed Australia's only tour match against Sri Lanka XI. Warner, the vice-captain of the team, had broken his left index finger during the fourth match of the Tri-Nation series against South Africa. Since then, he has been nursing the blow, and has been working his way back. As for Hazlewood, he was rested for the tour-match, considering he featured heavily in all the formats for Australia in the past year or so. <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-scores/Warne-Muralitharan-Trophy-2016/1st-Test-match/Sri-Lanka-Vs-Australia/summary/181111" target="_blank">FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 1st Test match</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Lehmann, back at the helm after handing over coaching duties to Justin Langer in Tri-Nation series, was quoted by <em>cricket.com.au </em>as saying, "He's been batting the last couple of days so I can't see a problem. I assume he'll bat, I haven't really spoken to the medical staff but they normally come up to me if there's some sort of issue so we're expecting him to play." <p></p> <p></p>He also spoke about Hazlewood's situation, and predicted the pacer to ready for the first Test. "He's had a fair bit [of cricket], he's been in the West Indies and played the two-dayer and had a good bowl there," the Bupa Support Team head coach said. <p></p> <p></p>"And having a look at the [Colombo] wicket, it's probably not what we're going to get in Kandy, there will probably be less grass than that so [we'll] give him a bowl on the flatter wickets there. He's fine and ready to go, [we're] just making sure he's right." <p></p> <p></p>The series will mark the return of Mitchell Starc in Test cricket after nearly eight months. The left-arm pacer suffered a ankle injury in November 2015 against New Zealand. Speaking about his display in the tour match, Lehmann said, "Obviously he was a bit rusty and then a little bit rusty [in this match]. But he gets early wickets and he bowled a lot better today with the new ball."