MIRPUR, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 27: Josh Hazlewood of Australia prepares to bowl during day one of the First Test match between Bangladesh and Australia at Shere Bangla National Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Mirpur, Bangladesh. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

With a busy summer scheduled on Australian shores the medical staff aren't blaming the shorter format lead in as the result of two casualties on the eve of the touring South African series.

With skipper Pat Cummins burdened by a quad compliant, sustained in the same Test match Josh Hazlewood was ruled out with a side strain issue, concerns were raised with the inconsistent fixture.

However, those claims were quickly gunned down by head physio Nick Jones who was adamant the conditioning was sufficient in the build up with "natural progression" playing a part.

"We are comfortable from a schedule perspective that if you are going to be an all-format player, that is the way we have to build them at the moment," he said.

The risk levels attached to playing red ball cricket for a sustained period far outweighed the problems associated with a tiered setup, playing the ODI series after the completion of Australia's T20 World Cup campaign.

"If we had put (Hazlewood) in a Shield game without playing the ODIs, we would've had an even bigger spike in loads," Jones said.

"So we were able to use the ODIs with the extra few weeks we had to try and smooth that out a little.

"Obviously for each bowler, some will cope and Josh has had a minor issue we've had to manage."

No more than a four-day break is expected in the handful of Tests down under, which makes up a small percentage of the busiest Australian schedule in history, with a record 27 International fixtures locked in for the men's side.

"The reality is your ability to recover fully, it's not going to be complete," Jones said.

Jones admits his team as a whole will need to be on high alert in ensuring the players undertake necessary protocols in preparation and the cool down stages to counter the packed programme.

"We've got be very diligent with how we look after the guys between matches at the end of a day's play."