Australia coach Justin Langer admits he is excited to have Steve Smith and David Warner back from suspension and available for selection.
The pair have joined the Australia team in the United Arab Emirates to smooth the ground ahead of their return to top-level cricket at the end of the month.
Langer was pleased to have Smith and Warner with the squad and is looking forward to seeing the pair back in action.
“They have been received really well,” Langer said. “They have gone through a really tough time, a 12-month suspension – it’s great to have them back in the team.
“They’re excited and as a coach when you have got two guys with as many runs and experience as they’ve got coming back into a team that’s playing well, that’s very exciting.”
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.