Ahead of the game, captain Steve Smith said Australia were unlikely to let their full pace quartet loose against New Zealand at Edgbaston.
Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and Josh Hazlewood represent the fastest, most imposing seam unit in the competition and they are well fancied to wreak havoc in the tournament.
But Smith admits Australia are looking to balance the side with an all-rounder – John Hastings or Marcus Stoinis – meaning one of the strike bowlers will be receiving an unwanted knock on the door on Friday morning.
"I don't think we'll end up going with the four big quicks," said Smith.
"They're all fit and bowling well and ready to go. It's hard always to fit four big, fast bowlers into one lineup but it's great that we've certainly got those options there now.
"We've got a couple of options there as all-rounders. You know, Stoinis did very well in New Zealand in the last series, and Hastings has done very well for us over in these conditions."
Competition for bowling places has led to some lively training sessions for Smith and his fellow batsmen and he hopes that will put them in good stead in the tournament proper.
"It's very challenging in the nets, particularly if there's a little bit in the wicket. It's been a great challenge for our batters. It's always nice facing those kind of guys and being challenged.
"So everyone's a little bit quicker in the nets as well. So when you get out in the middle, things seem a little bit easier, and hopefully it shows when we bat."