Sharni Williams has been missing from the side since April's Commonwealth Games where she injured her ankle and ended up on crutches but with the World Cup not far away she is confident of a return. 

"I'm pretty confident," she told

"I've had a lot of expertise around me, we've been kicking a lot of goals in the rehab area.

"I'm hoping I'll be playing on the paddock alongside these girls," Williams said.

It's not the first time Williams has been in this position, having previously raced against the clock to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

She made a comeback though after five months out from the game to win gold with Australia. 

There have been many changes from the last World Cup, which was held in Russia in 2013, where Australia was playing off for the Plate Final (fifth position).

Since then Australia has gone on to win two World Series Championship titles and have never finished below third place overall.