AAP Australian Sports – Australia’s on-field and off-field plans for the World Cup will form the crux of a team meeting with Steve Smith and David Warner in Dubai.

Summary

  • Australia’s on-field and off-field plans for the World Cup will form the crux of a team meeting with Steve Smith and David Warner in Dubai.
  • Successfully managing Smith and Warner’s reintegration will be critical if Langer’s charges are to have the same dynamic at this year’s World Cup and Ashes.
  • Smith and Warner’s returns have been carefully planned by Langer, Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts and interim team-performance boss Belinda Clark.
  • Langer has previously noted it would be unfair on the team plus Smith and Warner if they just returned to the fold without any plan.
  • Australia’s World Cup squad must be submitted by April 23, with Warner and Smith both fully expected to make the cut.

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