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Smith, Warner and Bancroft's Future Worries Ex-coach Lehmann

Cricketnext Staff |May 8, 2018, 12:44 PM IST
Smith, Warner and Bancroft's Future Worries Ex-coach Lehmann

Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann recently stepped down from his position after the infamous ball-tampering scandal during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Cricketers Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned from playing international cricket for their involvement in the scandal.

According to Radio FIVEaa, Lehmann worries everyday about the banned trio and hopes they will return to international cricket after serving their respective bans.

"They are all good young men, I feel for the three players especially, they're fantastic and I worry about them day-in, day-out," Lehmann told Radio FIVEaa in an interview on Friday(May 6). "I hope they come back and play for Australia because they're fantastic young men and they've paid the price.

"For me Australian cricket is the most important thing and hopefully everyone can get back and play the right type of cricket that makes everyone respect and enjoy the Australian cricket team again," Lehmann said.

In the last few days, Smith and Warner have extended gratitude towards the near and dear ones, for supporting them during the testing times.

"It's been a tough six weeks for myself, but I put myself in David Warner's shoes, Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith... they've been to hell and back, haven't they? Hopefully, everyone forgives them. I'm sure they will. They're bloody good human beings and I love them dearly. I speak to them quite a lot. It's a case of keeping in contact because I worry about them. They're going okay," the former coach mentioned.

After Lehmann’s departure, former opener Justin Langer was appointed the head coach by Cricket Australia.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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