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Cricket World Cup 2019: 3 Reasons Why Australia can defend their title

Raja
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 17:02 IST

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Warner and Smith might get included in the World Cup Squad

Bans were imposed on Warner and Smith following the infamous sandpaper gate incident in South Africa earlier this year. Their bans will get over a month before the World Cup gets underway.

Following their ban, the Australian team has suffered their worst run in ODI cricket. Looking at the fragile batting order of the team, Warner and Smith might get included in the Australian world cup squad.

Their inclusion will make the Australian batting line-up strong which has been otherwise fragile.

Warner is a destructive opening batsman who if gets going, single-handedly wins the game for the team.

Smith is a strong middle order batsman who provides the team with stability required in the middle order.

With the likes of Aaron Finch, Travis Head at the top and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell towards the end, Australian batting looks strong and the return of Warner and Smith boosts their chances even more.

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Published 03 Aug 2018, 02:41 IST
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