Fast bowler James Pattinson has overcome a back injury and is looking forward to Australia's tour of England next month.
Pattinson had his tour of the West Indies cut short because of the problem, sustained in the third Test.
"It was a bit of a strange way I did the injury. I went to throw the ball at the bowler's end and changed at the last minute, and threw the ball at the other end," he said.
"I jarred my back up in an awkward position and straight away felt pain in my back and it just seized up from there."
The Australian quick returned home for treatment and spent most of his time walking, jogging and then working in the gym in his early rehabilitation.
But with the tour fast approaching, Pattinson is increasing his workload in his quest for full fitness.
"I've started bowling about three times a week now at about 80 per cent intensity and building up to hopefully the end of next week at 100 per cent," Pattinson said.
"It leaves me with three weeks of going at 100 per cent in the nets and then looking forward to getting over to England."
And with his older brother, Darren, playing for County club Nottinghamshire since 2008, he is eager for information about the local wickets.
"It would be good to catch up with him over there to get some inside tips because he's had a bit of success over there in recent years," the 22-year-old said.
"So it's good to have that knowledge in the back of my mind."
Pattinson will fly to Brisbane on Tuesday to begin a scholarship at the AIS Centre of Excellence and will use his time there to prepare for England.
"I'm looking to get back into bowling at 100 per cent and a bit of match intensity up there as well," he said.
"Hopefully I can get out in the middle and bowl and hopefully it's white ball practice with the ODIs coming up."
Australia's first match of the tour is a one-dayer against Leicestershire on June 21.
They then meet Ireland and Essex before five ODIs against England.