Steve Smith’s comeback from cricket exile will begin as a member of the Toronto Nationals for the tournament from June 28-July 15.
Former Australia captain Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner were banned for a year, while Cameron Bancroft was banned for nine months after the ball-tampering controversy.
Steve Smith said that he was “really struggling mentally” in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal that led to him losing the Australian captaincy.
England will face Australia in June in their first series after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Steve Smith will be much stronger mentally when he returns to international cricket after serving a one-year ban for his involvement in ball tampering, former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has told Reuters.
Steve Smith and David Warner are serving year-long bans for their part in the Cape Town scandal in March, while Cameron Bancroft got a nine-month suspension.
Steve Smith was handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia following the ball tampering controversy during the series against South Africa in March.
The West Australian company will become the men’s national team’s shirt sponsor across all three formats for home matches.
Steve Smith received a ban for one year after he was found involved in the ball tampering controversy during South Africa series.
New Australia coach Justin Langer said that he understands the predicament of the youngster Cameron Bancroft during the ball-tampering incident.
Australia will compete in a one-day international series against England in June, their first tournament since the ball-tampering controversy in March.
Tim Paine was named Australia’s first ODI skipper since the ball-tampering scandal which led to lengthy bans for former test and ODI captain Steve Smith.
Cameron Bancroft was given a 9-month ban while David Warner was given a 12-month ban following the ball-tampering controversy in March.
Darren Lehmann said that he worries about the banned trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft everyday and hopes they come back and play for the country again.
Steve Smith was handed a one-year ban for his role in the ball-tampering incident during the Test series against South Africa in March 2018.