LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26 : David Warner and Matthew Wade of Australia embrace after the dismissal of Kusul Mendis of Sri Lanka during the ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Kia Oval cricket ground on May 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

With the infamous sandpaper scandal paving the way for a test debut for Marcus Harris, he now has approved the possibility of Warner returning to a leadership role and putting the scandal behind him.

The discussion pertaining to a potential return to a leadership role has re-emerged after Cricket Australia's recent amendment to their code of conduct which allows Warner's leadership sanctions to be modified.

Harris, Warner's former opening partner at Test level, has backed the veteran big-hitter to lead Australia in the near future.

“He's a brilliant leader around the group as it is anyway,” Harris told The Canberra Times ahead of his appearance in the Prime Minister's XI match against the West Indies.

“But if that opportunity came up for him, he'd be a brilliant captain.

“It is good to see that he's got the opportunity to be able to be in that position again.”

Warner agreed that his leadership value is noticed, regardless of his title.

“I'm a leader in the team, no matter what you don't need to see a C or a VC”, Warner stated. Indicating that he will continue to be a leader for Australia regardless of his role.

Warner has well displayed his leadership, leading by example in Australia's most recent ODI series. Warner won Player of the Series on the back of scoring 106 (102 balls), 16 (17 balls) and 86 (84 balls).

While fast bowler Pat Cummins holds the captaincy role for the Test and ODI outfits, Warner could earn the armband for the T20 vacancy as he sets his sights on the 2024 World Cup.