ABC News Australia – Steve Smith has resumed batting in the nets, with Australia coach Justin Langer expecting the sacked skipper and David Warner to be fit for the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) later this month.

Summary

  • Steve Smith has resumed batting in the nets, with Australia coach Justin Langer expecting the sacked skipper and David Warner to be fit for the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) later this month.
  • Smith and Warner have entered the final month of the year-long bans they are serving as part of Cricket Australia’s response to the Cape Town cheating scandal.
  • Smith and Warner will be eligible for selection from March 29, meaning they are free to play the final two games of next month’s five-match ODI series between Australia and Pakistan in the UAE.
  • Despite recent speculation, Smith and Warner both remain on track to be part of Australia’s World Cup squad, which must be submitted by April 23.
  • Smith and Warner’s looming comebacks have created a clear sense of uncertainty regarding Australia’s likely batting order at the 50-over tournament.


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