X

Tuesday 21
May

Cricket

Weekend comeback for Warner

5th March 2019, 14:34 by James Mason

David Warner is set to make his return from injury this weekend for Randwick-Petersham in Sydney's Premier Cricket competition.

Warner's stint in the Bangladesh Premier League was cut short in January after he was forced to fly home due to an elbow injury, which required surgery to remove a bone spur and loose bone that had caused inflammation.

The 32-year-old has now recovered after going under the knife although he is still not back to full fitness and this is expected to limit how much fielding he will be able to do.

Warner, who has been declared fit to bat, will be hoping to put on some impressive performances over the next couple of months and earn a place in Australia's World Cup squad.

Fellow Aussie Steve Smith, who was banned along with Warner for his part in the ball-tampering scandal, is also in line for a return to international cricket and Justin Langer revealed back in January the duo are being looked at.

"We are obviously monitoring them very closely and we are hopeful they will be getting themselves fit and strong and putting their name up for selection," he said. "It's an exciting time coming up."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Cricket

Cricket

England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.

Cricket

Archer backed by Cook for England World Cup squad

20th May 2019, 19:25

Jofra Archer should be in Eoin Morgan's World Cup side, according to former England captain Sir Alastair Cook.

Cricket

Hampshire hope to have Vince available

20th May 2019, 15:42

Hampshire remain hopeful that James Vince will be available for Saturday's Royal London One-Day Cup Final against Somerset.

Cricket

Lancashire confirm Burns exit

20th May 2019, 12:57

Lancashire have confirmed that Joe Burns has departed the club after just one game and returned to Australia for personal reasons.

Cricket

Woakes shines in England victory

19th May 2019, 19:05

England seamer Chris Woakes recorded his third five-wicket haul in Sunday's ODI win over Pakistan to boost his World Cup hopes.

Cricket

Langer can't see past England for World Cup glory

19th May 2019, 13:48

England are playing "brilliant cricket" and are favourites to win the World Cup at home, according to Australia coach Justin Langer.

Recent Sport Headlines

Newcastle United

I'm enjoying Newcastle life - Dubravka

21st May 2019, 10:32

Goalkeeper Martin Dubravka says he does not want to leave Newcastle United this summer as he is settled in the north east.

Fulham

Fulham eye Assombalonga deal

21st May 2019, 10:16

Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Fulham.

Tennis

Kerber puts career Slam talk to one side

21st May 2019, 10:05

Angelique Kerber can complete a career Grand Slam at the French Open but she is trying not to put extra pressure on herself.

Alaves

Celtic defender linked with Alaves

21st May 2019, 10:02

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic is being linked with a move to Alaves as a possible replacement for Guillermo Maripan.

Cricket

England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.

Horse Racing Previews

Sing A Winning Song At Wolverhampton

21st May 2019, 09:54

Quick Return To Racecourse To Ring A Bell

Napoli

Napoli target defender

21st May 2019, 09:39

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is a target for Napoli, who have also ruled out Kalidou Koulibaly leaving for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace

Palace confirm Wickham extension

21st May 2019, 09:24

Connor Wickham has extended his stay at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2021.