TAUNTON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: Beth Mooney of Australia bats during day four of the Kia Women's Test Match between England Women and Australia Women at The Cooper Associates County Ground on July 21, 2019 in Taunton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

When Australian batter Beth Mooney broke her jaw just ten days ago, it was supposed to be the end of her Ashes campaign, and put the upcoming World Cup in doubt.

Just ten days on though and Mooney is suddenly fighting fit with a chance of playing the Test match, starting on Thursday in Canberra.

She had surgery on the jaw after the training mishap ruled her out, and while she missed the T20s, that will only equate to a single match if she manages to pass a final fitness Test in Canberra.

Coach Matthew Mott said that all the indications "were looking positive."

“We will certainly look at her for the Test match. All the indications are looking positive,” Mott told reporters.

“She’s a warrior, she’s tough, and we can’t wait to have her back in our group.”

It had previously been stated that Australia would make a call on Mooney's fitness when the Cricket World Cup squad - to be played in New Zealand - would be picked, making the speedy recovery all the more incredible.

While Australia won the opening T20 of the series in Adelaide, the second and third matches were rained out, leaving the Test - which offers more points in the multi-format series for a win - as a crucial encounter for both sides.

Three one day matches will then follow the Test, with the first of those to be played in Canberra, before the final two shift to the Junction Oval in Melbourne.