Ever since the occurrence of ball-tampering scandal, the progress of Cricket Australia has witnessed a downfall. They collapsed in the ICC rankings across the formats with their poor display of cricket. Meanwhile, the legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne reckons that the return of Steven Smith and David Warner will help Australia to come out of most of their troubles.
The former legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne believes that the return of Smith and Warner will be a massive boost for the Australian team across the formats. He also feels that the Australian cricket will crave to see the duo in Aussie colours once again.
Warne quoted that Australian team doesn’t have the players in the kitty, who can handle pressure in crunch situations and hand the victories to the team. He believes the lack of X-factors will push the selectors to go for Warner and Smith whenever they are available for selection.
Further, the legendary spinner added that the duo needs to perform in each and every game in order to get back the trust of the spectators on them. Shane Warne suggested that scoring a couple of centuries on the trot will make the audience feel like missing them on the International circuit for their country.
Warne explained, “By the time Smith and Warner are ready, Australia will be pleading to have them back, they are two of the top five best batsmen in the world. Australia desperately needs them. It’s going to be tough for them at first. Forgiveness takes time, but there’s nothing like making a couple of hundreds in a row and people thinking, ‘Oh, we’ve missed this guy’. They have to be aware that they’re in for a bit of a hostile time around the world until they’ve earned the respect back.”
However, it would be interesting to see what situations will arise for Smith and Warner after they finished serving their ban. Meanwhile, as Shane Warne said, it is important for Cricket Australia to have both the stalwarts back in the dugout as soon as possible.