David Warner desperate to see Tim Paine and Co. crush their Ashes-rival

David Warner desperate to see Tim Paine and Co. crush their Ashes-rival

The first ODI will take place at the Kennington Oval

David Warner
Australian cricketer David Warner speaks to the media during a press conference. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Australian Cricket found itself in utter shambles when three of their players David Warner, Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith got themselves tangled in the horrendous crime of ball-tampering. All three confessed their involvement in the debacle and subsequently were banned by Cricket Australia (CA). The trio attended press conferences where they broke down, apologizing for their wrongdoing.

To make things worse, Darren Lehmann, who was given a clean chit in the matter, also stepped down from the post of head coach. Their misery didn’t halt there as James Sutherland, who meted out the suspensions to the trio, also resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CA. Smith’s eviction also meant that Tim Paine was entrusted with the mantle of captaincy.

The shameful incident took place in the third Test versus South Africa and Tim Paine has been shouldering the team ever since. He was unable to save Australia from a series defeat, he wasn’t speculated to do the miracle either. He has now been appointed as the ODI skipper in his team’s upcoming endeavor versus England which starts today and the Tasmanian has a daunting task on his hands.

Paine and Co’s road of redemption

Australia’s reputation as a cricketing nation has been severely tarnished and the onus is now on the Tasmanian cricketer to restore their lost pride. The first ODI will be played at the Kennington Oval and Paine has to pull a rabbit out of the hat in order to dominate Eoin Morgan’s men. Moreover, they also would want to avenge their defeat last time around when they were thrashed by the Englishmen in a bilateral series.

Meanwhile, Warner, the tainted Aussie cricketer, can’t wait to see his team dictate terms to England. The left-handed batsman took to Twitter and wished Paine on their grace-saving journey. He wrote

“Good luck @tdpaine36 JL and the boys tonight. Have fun and play well. Looking forward to watching @CricketAus win”

Here is Warner’s post

Here is the ball-tampering saga

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