Hindustan Times – Australia paceman Pat Cummins is eager for banned duo Steve Smith and David Warner to rejoin the national side, saying it feels like they have already spent “five years in cricketing isolation”.

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  • Australia paceman Pat Cummins is eager for banned duo Steve Smith and David Warner to rejoin the national side, saying it feels like they have already spent “five years in cricketing isolation”.
  • Smith and Warner were handed 12-month bans by Cricket Australia (CA) while batsman Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month suspension following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.
  • READ | Cricket Australia dismisses reports of relaxed David Warner, Steve Smith bansReports of Smith and Warner being allowed to participate in domestic first-class cricket ahead of next year’s World Cup were dismissed by CA earlier this week but Cummins is eager for his compatriots to return to action.
  • I’m not sure how realistic it is, but as a player I’d love to have them (Smith and Warner) in any team I’m in…
  • READ | England pacer Stuart Broad aiming to return for India TestsThe ban does not prevent the trio from playing domestic cricket overseas and Warner and Smith are currently playing in the inaugural Global T20 Canada league.


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