Steve Smith and David Warner to feature in the upcoming Premier Cricket season

Steve Smith and David Warner to feature in the upcoming Premier Cricket season

Smith will be playing for Sutherland and Warner will be representing the Randwick-Petersham.

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David Warner and Steven Smith of Australia shake hands. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The two former mainstay of Australian batting across the three formats, former skipper Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner were slapped with a 12-month ban from international and domestic cricket for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. The incident is from the third Test on Australia’s tour of South Africa, where youngster Cameron Bancroft was also handed a nine-month ban for tampering the ball.

The Australian team has also found it hard to get the best results in the absence of Warner and Smith. The banned Aussie duo is all set to make their return to club cricket in Australia in the upcoming Premier Cricket season starting on September 22.

Both Smith and Warner recently featured in the maiden edition Global T20 League Canada. Smith represented the Toronto Nationals, while his former Aussie opener played for the Winnipeg Hawks in the Twenty20 competition. Bancroft and Warner also appeared in the NT Strike League in Darwin.

Smith and Warner return to play Club Cricket in Australia

In the upcoming Premier Cricket season, Smith will be playing for Sutherland and Warner will be representing the Randwick-Petersham. Sutherland will be facing Mosman in their opening home encounter at the Glenn McGrath Oval in Caringbah, while the Randwick-Petersham team will be playing against St George at the Coogee Oval. There is still no confirmation about the availability of the former Australian captain, but the banned duo is expected to feature in the opening rounds of the season.

Smith’s Sutherland and Warner’s Randwick-Petersham will be playing consecutive home matches to start the Premier Cricket season. The season begins with the one-day games compiled in Round 1, following the two-day matches in Round 2. The two former Australian cricketers will go against each other in Round 5 on November 10 in a one-day game.

However, during that time Australia will also be playing a home series against South Africa and the teams will be playing two ODIs on November 9 and November 11, in between the Premier Cricket season.

The duo is currently playing in the sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League. Smith is representing the Barbados Tridents, while Warner is playing for the ST Lucia Stars in the ongoing competition.

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