Australia Cricket team wicket-keeper-batsman Alex Carey has admitted that return of the disgraced duo – Steven Smith and David Warner, will be healthy for the team. Meanwhile, the Aussies are currently looking to secure a series win against the Indian National Cricket team after coming back twice from the back.
The visiting sides batting unit have ticked all the boxes as they made a stunning comeback. They won the third game by 32 runs before winning the last tie by four wickets to level terms in the series. The bowlers have also backed the batters throughout the series and will hope to continue it. The visiting vice-captain Alex Carey feels that the hardwork over the last 12 to 18 months have slowly started to bear fruit as the Aussies head towards the showpiece event. Carey also added that they were are looking forward towards Wednesday’s clash and is hopeful for a possitive outing.
“We were put under pressure early in the series. Really exciting with series on the line and the boys are very excited. For us, we played some very good cricket even in the first two games but just fell short. We have been working really hard and success is starting to come. We are really confident going into the final game tomorrow,” he said.
Healthy competition good for the side
Meanwhile, the team will draw more advantage when the likes of Steven Smith and David Warner returns to the squad. The ban on them of their role in the ball-tampering scandal ends on March 28. However, the selectors didn’t name them in the ODI squad against Pakistan. They were available for the last two games but selector Trevor Hohns insisted that they wanted to look at them in the Indian Premier League at first. Alex Carey feels this is a healthy competition and it will only make them more robust.
“I hope so. Those are big names waiting to come back. This is very healthy for Australian cricket,” he said.
David Warner and Steven Smith will feature for their respective franchise in the IPL before tracking back to international cricket. The upcoming edition of the cash-rich league will commence from March 23 with Chennai Super Kings facing Royal Challengers Bangalore.