Barred from holding an official leadership position at the World Cup, Steve Smith and David Warner are ready to help but will be humble enough to know their place.
That is the opinion of Australia coach Justin Langer, whose World Cup squad trained together for the first time on Friday with the notable exception of a sick Smith.
Langer's message to the group has been to focus on their Cup campaign that starts on June 1, rather than Smith and Warner's misdeeds in Cape Town that led to year-long bans for the former captain and vice-captain.
The batting form of the run gluttons will be the easy part of that equation, although Langer remains coy on where the pair will fit into a reshuffled batting order after eight ODI wins on the trot.
More tricky for the demoted duo, both publicly mute since rejoining the squad and keen to remain out of the spotlight, teammates and captain Aaron Finch will be a new-look leadership pecking order.
Warner was branded 'never to lead again' by Cricket Australia after the sandpaper scandal, while Smith is banned from holding a formal leadership position until 2020.
"We'll draw on their experience on and off the field and it will be crazy not to. There's certainly going to be challenges for both of them though," Langer admitted in Brisbane.
"You've come from a titled position of captain and then you're not.
"There's going to be a certain degree of humility that comes from that. One of our really strong values is humility, so it'll be a great opportunity for them to develop that.
"But their leadership's going to be crucial for us to win on the field and win off the field, so we're looking forward to them developing that."
Finch has already indicated he'd be "silly" not to seek the tactical wisdom of fellow 2015 World Cup winners Smith and Warner.
Few squad members boast the incredible talent and immense experience of Smith and Warner.
"It's going to be a huge opportunity for him (Smith) to share with the group what he's learned, on and off the cricket field," Langer said.
"He's an all-time great player.
"We will draw on it, as we do with the way Davey plays his cricket. The way he runs between the wickets, his body language on the field. Those things epitomise great players and great Australian cricket teams.
"There's not tension, honestly we're so excited to have the boys back."
The formal reintegration process for Smith and Warner is now essentially complete, with the only unknown being how the pair handle the heat set to come their way in England.
Langer has just one bit of advice.
"It's the biggest lesson of my sporting career ... don't mess with the Barmy Army," the charismatic former Test opener said.
"They're big boys, they've worked through a really tough 12 months, they'll be thicker skinned for it."
Australian Associated Press