UrduPoint – Manchester, United Kingdom, July 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – APP – 5th Jul, 2019 ) :Australia coach Justin Langer believes Steve Smith and David Warner will be under no extra pressure when they face South Africa for the first time since both batsmen were given 12-month bans for ball-tampering.

Summary

  • Manchester, United Kingdom, July 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – APP – 5th Jul, 2019 ) :Australia coach Justin Langer believes Steve Smith and David Warner will be under no extra pressure when they face South Africa for the first time since both batsmen were given 12-month bans for ball-tampering.
  • Then-captain Smith and Warner, his deputy, were hit with year-long bans by Cricket Australia for their roles in an extraordinary incident during a Test in Cape Town that saw team-mate Cameron Bancroft indulge in a brazen breach of the rules by applying sandpaper to the ball.
  • Both Smith and Warner have been subjected to repeated booing by English crowds during the World Cup — the pair’s first major international tournament since their suspensions ended.
  • “We’re here to take the two points, keep the winning momentum going forward and for those guys this is just another exciting game of World Cup cricket,” said Langer.
  • Warner, one of the leading run-scorers at the World Cup, became a father again when his wife gave birth in London to the couple’s third child last weekend, and Langer was delighted with the form of both his star batsmen.


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