Banned Australia cricketer David Warner won’t be playing any of the upcoming Tests, but he was being quietly eased back into the fold to help his bowlers combat Virat Kohli-led Team India.
Warner along with Steve Smith was suspended from state and international cricket for 12 months over the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Despite a run of dire results, Cricket Australia last week ruled out relaxing their bans after a push to do so by the Australian Cricketers’ Association.
But with the Indian skipper awaiting Australia in the first Test in Adelaide from December 6, he has been enlisted to help the pace attack prepare.
Warner was welcomed back on Sunday, spotted in the Sydney Cricket Ground nets facing Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins with coach Justin Langer intently watching on in the umpire’s position.
Here’s the video:
Two of Australia's star quicks didn't hold back when David Warner jumped in the SCG nets this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/yyoUowozWP
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 25, 2018