Suspended stars should come straight back, says Lehmann
Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann says Steve Smith and David Warner should return to the national team as soon as their suspensions are over.
The star batters’ suspensions end on March 29, ahead of the World Cup (starting May 30) and Ashes (starting August 1).
Lehmann told Macquarie Sports Radio Cricket the pair should come “straight back in” for those series.
“Smith and Warner, they’re class players,” Lehmann said.
“As soon as they’re available, they’re playing.
“It’s a great challenge for the current top six, to see where they sit and how they fit in.”
Lehmann said Cameron Bancroft’s return to the national team would have to depend on his form.
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