Australia's injured Test quicks, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, are likely to make a comeback for New South Wales in their One-Day Cup game against Queensland on 1 October.
Hazlewood returned 1/30 when St. George took on Randwick-Petersham in a grade match on Saturday, September 22, the same game in which David Warner returned to competitive cricket in Australia with an unbeaten 155.
Cummins, meanwhile, picked up two wickets in Penrith's 227-run victory over Hawkesbury. Both of them are expected to be in the New South Wales team for the game against Queensland, signalling a return to match fitness after long injury layoffs.
The two, both of whom have been dealing with back injuries, are missing Australia's two-Test series against Pakistan, which begins on 7 October in the United Arab Emirates, where Mitchell Starc will make a comeback after a right leg injury.
"I've been bowling a lot in the nets a couple of times a week and it's obviously different out in the middle. I feel like I went pretty well. I hit my length nicely and I felt like there was a bit of pace there on occasion," Hazlewood, who bowled eight overs, said after the grade game.
"I guess it's just about getting back into NSW stuff now and moving on from there. It (50 overs) is a long time on the legs. Fielding is one thing you can't replicate in training, so it was good to get out there."
Both Hazlewood and Cummins played their last international match in Australia's fourth Test against South Africa in March-April, after which they have been out of action.
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