Australia yesterday named Steve Smith and David Warner in the Twenty20 squad for home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan as selectors firm up plans for next year’s World Cup on home soil.
Run-machine Steve Smith described himself as being “pretty cooked” after his prolific bat ensured Australia will return home having retained the coveted urn after their 2-2 drawn Ashes series against England.
Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Australian Steve Smith during the Ashes series as “distasteful” and says the batsman has served his punishment for his part in last year’s ball-tampering scandal.
Sixteen months after leaving test cricket in disgrace over the ball-tampering furore, Steve Smith’s preparations for the Ashes have gone up to a manic level as the former skipper looks to return to red ball cricket in top form.
David Warner said wife Candice had been his “rock” and the driving force behind his return to Australia duty after the opener scored his first international century since a ball-tampering ban during a World Cup win over Pakistan.
Australia’s returning duo of Steve Smith and David Warner could face hostility from English crowds during the World Cup but can rely on their team mates to cope, coach Justin Langer has said.
Steve Smith and David Warner may wake with some relief.
Australia will welcome back Steve Smith and David Warner with “open arms” when their international bans expire and their inclusion will boost the team’s chances of winning this year’s World Cup, former leg-spinner Shane Warne has said.
Australia captain Tim Paine praises India’s bowling attack for securing victory in the third test.
Steve Smith and David Warner could have their one-year bans from international and state cricket reduced or adjusted.
Kohli becomes the best test batsman in the world for the first time in his 67-test career.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith says he cried for four days to cope with the fallout from the ball-tampering scandal.
Disgraced Australia stars Steve Smith and David Warner, are drafted for the Global T20 Canada event starting June 28.
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were hit with long suspensions.
Glenn Maxwell says the Australian team felt Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were treated like criminals.
Former captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft will not contest the sanctions imposed on them.
The ICC will conduct a wide-ranging review of the players’ code of conduct.
Smith and Warner have both been banned for 12 months over ball-tampering scandal.
Being Australia’s cricket captain is widely seen as the second most important job in the country behind prime minister.
A refreshed Australia captain Steve Smith is looking forward to the challenge of taking on South Africa’s fast bowlers in a four-Test series starting in Durban on March 1.
Australia’s world champion one-day team could face a major overhaul after they slumped to a 10th loss in 11 games.
Smith brushes off concerns about his fitness on the eve of the fifth and final Ashes Test against England.
Smith helmed Australia’s successful Ashes mission and India proved impregnable at home but it was cricket exiles Pakistan.
Getting whacked on the hand by a Cameron Bancroft shot would not keep Steve Smith from the Boxing Day Test against England.
Australia will head to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test against England brimming with confidence after reclaiming the Ashes in Perth.
Australia moves within six wickets of reclaiming the third Ashes Test.
Australia captain Steve Smith thinks England will struggle to get back into the Ashes series after losing in Adelaide.
England were 178 runs from a stunning comeback victory in the second Ashes test after James Anderson grabbed five wickets.
Man-of-the-match Steve Smith vows that Australia will continue to play hard cricket.
Australia will start as favourites to reclaim the Ashes over the next seven weeks if only because of their home advantage.