Former captain of the Australia Steve Smith, who recently undergone a successful elbow injury, is likely to be a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup later this year.
There were rumors swirling that Smith might not be able to play this year’s star-studded event in England and Wales due to his elbow injury. The rumors were quashed by Smith’s manager Warren Craig shared that the right-hand batsman remained in braces after the surgery, but also said that he is confident that the batsman would be ready to play in a few weeks’ time.
Craig shared, “Until the brace comes off we do not know for sure but all the current opinion is that he will then have about three and a half weeks before being ready to play. The intent is that he will play in the Indian Premier League and then the World Cup and then the Ashes.”
The Australian superstar sustained the elbow injury during the ongoing season of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) following which he had to fly back home for emergency surgery.
The Aussie cricketer has currently been banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months as a punishment for his role in the huge ball-tampering controversy during a Test match series against the Rainbow Nation (South Africa) in March, last year.
His ban would come to an end on March 28 and he will be available for playing in Australia’s international fixtures. He and his deputy at that time David Warner, who was given a ban for playing a part in the same scandal, will also be available for selection after March 28.
Both the players, especially Steve Smith, is considered to be one of the key players for the Australian team in the upcoming World Cup. He will give the much-needed depth to the Aussie batting line-up and will surely be crucial for their success during the World Cup.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar