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Smith, Warner reunite with Australian cricket team

IANS  |  Dubai 

With the one year ban on and for their involvement in the Sandpaper Gate controversy in ending later this month, the duo have reunited with the Australian team ahead of the series against here.

The move was aimed at allowing the players to gel together keeping on the mind. The showpiece event will now see the return of Smith and Warner into the national set-up before which they will head to to join their respective (IPL) teams.

While Smith is set to play for Rajasthan Royals, Warner will ply his trade for Sunrisers

"It's been awesome. It's like we didn't really leave, the boys were very accepting of us coming in and with open arms," Warner was quoted as saying by com.au.

"A lot of big hugs and cuddles. It's been great. It's good to see the spirit they're in after a great series win in and I am obviously looking forward to watching them play against here and hopefully they win that series as well," he added.

Meanwhile, Smith also echoed Warner's comments, saying he felt as if he had never left the squad

"It seems like some really good among the team at the moment," Smith said.

"It's great to be back around the group, they've been really welcoming and almost like we've never left," he added.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 11:44 IST
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