Finch welcomes Smith, Warner’s inclusion in Aussies World Cup squad

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Aussie skipper Aaron Finch has welcomed the returns of teammates David Warner and former captain Steve Smith and expressed his confidence that the duo’s reintegration into the team would be seamless.

It is pertinent to mention here that Smith and Warner were  named in Australia’s 15-man squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 that was announced on Monday.

“As far as I’m concerned, they’ve done everything they’ve been asked [to] in these last 12 months,” Finch said. “They were very good around the group and continuing to do everything they can that’s in the best interests of the side, and that’s a real key.

Trevor Hohns, the chairman of selectors, said that members from the CA board have been in touch with the players, to make sure they fall in line with what is going to be expected from them when they eventually return.

“There have been a lot of people speaking to them from Cricket Australia,” Hohns said. “I’m quite comfortable and quite confident that they know what is expected and they know the environment they are stepping into, which is quite different to when they left.