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No issue with return of Smith, Warner, says Finch

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Australian Aaron believes there will be no issue with the inclusion of and in the team.

After a year-long ban by for their involvement in ball-tampering incident, Smith and Warner were named in Australia's 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 that was announced on April 15.

is scheduled to be played in England from May 30 to July 14. will play against England and in the warm-ups before opening its title defence against at the Ground on June 1.

"As far as I'm concerned, they've done everything they've been asked (to) in these last 12 months. They were very good around the group and continuing to do everything they can that's in the best interests of the side, and that's a real key," ICC quoted Finch, as saying.

"Knowing them both personally as well as I do, I don't think that will be any kind of issue whatsoever. They're both great guys and I can't see there being any kinds of issues," he said.

Smith, Warner, and along with Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, (vc), (vc), Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, complete the 15-man squad.

In the absence of Smith's leadership, re-established itself with as the in the limited-overs formats, was handed the reins in Test and appointment of new Both Smith and Warner were introduced to the new culture of team, when they spent time with the squad in the UAE ahead of the concluded five-match ODI series against

Meanwhile, of selectors said the board members have been in touch with the players, making sure what is going to be expected from them when they return.

"There have been a lot of people speaking to them from I'm quite comfortable and quite confident that they know what is expected and they know the environment they are stepping into, which is quite different to when they left. There are enough hard-nosed people around the Australian cricket team to make sure it (keeping the team culture intact) does happen," Hohns said.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 10:51 IST
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