Test opener and limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch admitted that they are ready to welcome the trio with open arms amidst all the renewed debate around the three banned Australian cricketers.
Meanwhile, Finch recently joined the line of coach Justin Langer saying the Australians will welcome back Steven Smith and David Warner with open arms. On the other hand, Cameron Bancroft‘s ban ends in two days when he returns with the Perth Scorchers. Aaron Finch also wished his fellow teammate well.
“When Davey and Steve are ready to make their – be allowed to come back and play cricket for Australia and their states. From my point of view everybody will welcome them back with open arms,” Finch said.
“Whatever’s happened, has happened. The punishment has been dealt. They’ve been working really hard off the field to meet every criteria, and go above and beyond everything that has been asked of them, to come back and play international cricket again,” Aaron Finch added.
Smith and Bancroft have given interviews that have reignited debate surrounding the Cape Town sandpaper debacle earlier this year. However, David Warner is yet to make his comment on the same. Meanwhile, there is a lot of interest in what he might say given the recent Bancroft’s statement.
On Christmas Eve, Justin Langer called Smith the Virat Kohli of the Test team. He also seemed impressed with the attitudes of the banned trio as they prepare for their comebacks. In conclusion, Aaron Finch added he had not seen the Smith and Bancroft TV interviews in the last 24 hours, but only read some social media headlines.
“There hasn’t been any chat about it in the changeroom at all to be fair,” Finch concluded.