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Smith and Warner back in for Australia

15th April 2019, 11:17 by Nick Harris

Australia have included Steve Smith and David Warner in their squad for the World Cup this summer.

The pair have been playing in the IPL where Warner in particular has shone and it is no surprise that they have been recalled for the tournament which starts next month.

Australia chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said Smith and Warner's return to cricket had been "pleasing" following their bans for ball-tampering, although there is no place for Cameron Bancroft.

"We have been extremely pleased with how the ODI squad has been building over the past six months, including the recent series wins in India and against Pakistan in the UAE," said Hohns.

"Steve Smith and David Warner come back into the squad. Both are world-class players and it has been pleasing to see them produce some good form in the IPL."

Australia start their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan in Bristol on 1 June.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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