Australia captain Aaron Finch says disgraced stars Steve Smith and David Warner will use the World Cup to restore their “world-class” credentials after their role in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

Smith and Warner served 12-month bans following the “sandpaper-gate” incident in the Cape Town Test in March last year and Smith lost the Australia captaincy as a result.

Both players are back in the Australia squad for the World Cup in England and Wales and are set to start their country’s first match of the tournament against Afghanistan in Bristol on Saturday.