Steve Smith and David Warner drafted for the Global T20 Canada tournament
The duo will be keep to perform well in T20 tournament.
Updated - Jun 4, 2018 10:04 am
The Australian team is going through one of its toughest times. It is disheartening to see a nation that has dominated world cricket for several years go through such a rough period. This rough patch shows that players who do not play the game in the right spirit pay a big price for it. A team can bounce back from a string of losses but it cannot violate the law and get away with it. It is going to take a long time for the cricketing fraternity to forget the incident that took place in Newlands earlier this year.
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed lengthy bans for being involved in ball tampering. A sandpaper was used to alter the condition of the ball and cause problems for the batsmen.
David Warner seems to have spearheaded this incident and the former skipper Smith was a part of it. Smith and Warner, who were the two most important players for Australia at that point of time were banned from playing cricket for 12 months. However, the duo has been drafted for the Global T20 Canada tournament ahead of their return to competitive action.
Raring to go
The tournament will take place later this month and the pair were selected for the inaugural season on Sunday’s draft. Smith was picked by Toronto Nationals in the second round, while Warner was Winnipeg Hawks’ choice in the third. This is a great news for the two suspended cricketers as they will keep them closer to the game until they return to international cricket.
Stars such as Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Evin Lewis will also be involved in Canada following their selections. The tournament will begin on June 28 and the fans will be eager to watch Warner and Smith in action after such a long gap. This will be their first competitive tournament after the ball tampering incident.