Shane Warne and James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, at the 2003 World Cup before Warne exited the tournament after failing a drug test © Reuters

Shane Warne was disappointed with the behaviour of some team-mates during his one-year drugs ban. Warne, who returns from a broken thumb in the first Test against New Zealand at the Gabba on Thursday, said he "worked out who my real friends were" after learning at the 2003 World Cup that he had tested positive to a banned diuretic.

"Of all the team-mates I play with at Victoria, Hampshire and Australia, I was disappointed with a few of them," Warne told Inside Cricket. "Very disappointed with them. Most were very supportive."

Warne also denied that there were rifts between him and Adam Gilchrist, who said Warne would have to fight to get some fans back on side, and Steve Waugh. "'Gilly' and I get along fine," Warne said. "We have had a few disagreements over a few things. But just because of that doesn't mean we don't get along or that we are not friends. That's press talk. There were rumours during the 1999 World Cup that myself and Steve Waugh were at loggerheads as vice-captain and captain and I don't know where that came from. We are fine too."

Warne, who was dumped as Test vice-captain in 2000, said he still wanted to lead Australia, although that appears unlikely after his list of indiscretions. "I would liked to have done it and I think I would have done a pretty good job," he said. "It's not like I lie awake at night harping on it." But Warne said Ricky Ponting has done a great job and he was 100% behind him.