Australia’s David Warner hit an unbeaten 100 and put on a record stand with Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Jonny Bairstow in the Indian Premier League on Sunday to boost his return from a ball-tampering scandal.
Steve Smith and David Warner could be in line for an immediate return to the Australian team when their bans expire midway through the upcoming one-day international (ODI) series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
David Warner, who continues to serve his 12-month suspension from the national team for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, reportedly injured the elbow during a flamboyant knock for the Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh.
Australia are “kidding themselves” if they think the return of Steve Smith and David Warner is the answer to all their problems and a serious overhaul is needed if they are to win the Ashes this year, former England captain Michael Vaughan has said.
Captain Tim Paine admitted Sunday Australia badly needed the banned Steve Smith and David Warner back in the side after more woeful batting in the third Test against India.