Two premium Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner will be participating in Pakistan Super League 2019 if PSL governing council officials and both players managers finalize things whether players play in Pakistan or not. Also both parties to make things clear for playing number of matches in PSL fourth edition.
Australia head coach Justin Langer favors both players to play for national side and to be crucial part in 2019 cricket world cup.
“If our environment’s right and they’re playing well, there’s no reason they shouldn’t be welcomed back in to help us win the 2019 World Cup and help us win the Ashes next summer,” said Langer.
Both Warner and Smith are currently playing in domestic cricket and duo have been associating with other events like T10 league and Caribbean Premier League. So it will be interesting to see how Australia Cricket look at Langer’s thoughts.
David Warner scored brilliant 155 not out in his team’s dramatic last-ball win, while former Australia test captain Steve Smith made 85 for his Sutherland club as the suspended duo enjoyed strong returns to club cricket on Saturday.
Steve Smith did too, but it was the much maligned opener who made the loudest noise, scoring an undefeated 155 for Randwick Petersham on Saturday that was as remarkable for its brooding intent as it was for its control of a bowling attack that fell away significantly once Josh Hazlewood and Trent Copeland left the attack.
Sutherland team mate Shane Watson said, “When Steve was batting, everyone was really warm with their support, and to be able to see so many people come to a grade game was incredible. It’s awesome to see him playing, even though I’d rather he was playing for Australia. The support he got today will reassure him that everything’s okay, people do make mistakes and people do forgive very quickly.”
Maxwell hit 21 from 10 balls as the Victorians attempted to push and then was asked to open the bowling when NSW took their turn. He got a wicket in his second spell when Jay Lenton made the mistake of playing for turn.
Jackson Coleman bowled well for Victoria, taking 5-39 on the postage stamp-sized ground, Will Sutherland got a pole with his first delivery and is shaping up while Sean Abbott took 5-70 in NSW’s losing effort.
Smith and Warner both made statements on the weekend. The former captain’s 85 came in front of his new wife and his dad, Peter.
Warner’s family turned out for the game at Coogee. His mum, dad and brother sitting alongside his wife and children.
Most of those faces are known to the Australian public from wretched scenes earlier this year.
Some fans scoffed at his exuberant leap on reaching three figures, suggesting such celebration be kept for the higher grades, but perhaps they did not understand how emotional this home coming hundred was. Smith must make runs also, but may not be subject to the same level of moral investigation. He was out chasing runs when his side batted first.
PSL 2019 will be played from 14th February to 17th March in UAE and Pakistan. 8 matches will be played in Pakistan and will be interesting to find out how many overseas players will come to Pakistan and play cricket.