Steve Smith, David Warner comebacks need to be handled carefully, feels Coach Langer

Steve Smith and David Warner will return to national team after four months.

Langer had a meeting with Smith and Warner at SCG | Getty Images

Justin Langer, Head Coach of Australia cricket team, believes that the management needs to very careful while handling the process of bringing Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft back into the team, keeping in mind the process should not be unfair to everyone.

The coach further went on to insist that the process will need to be dealt with very carefully, and they should have started it from now, as the suspended trio will return to the national duty after four months.

Langer told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday, “There's going to be a process for the boys to come back and it is really important we start working on that process from now. We can't get to the point and just say 'right they're back'. It's not fair on them, it's not fair on the team, it's not fair on everyone.”

Smith and Warner faced Australian fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in the nets at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday had breakfast with Langer, though, the coach spoke to them individually.

On the meeting, Langer said, “It's nice to have Davey in and Steve had a hit yesterday, I had breakfast with him on Monday morning and I caught up with Davey for a couple of hours that afternoon as well. I didn't deliberately catch up with them separately. I caught up with Davey in Brisbane before we went to the UAE because I wanted to see him face to face. It's one thing exchanging text messages and emails, you have to talk face to face. We had a great catch-up.”

Langer signed off by saying, “It was the first time I'd seen Steven the other day. I wanted it to be between us because there's lots to be spoken about and then over time we'll bring the brotherhood together and everything will be okay. It was great. I speak to Cameron Bancroft a bit, they've been through a tough 12 months, they've been penalized for making a really big mistake, no doubt about that, but we've got to get them into the group and every opportunity we get is a positive one.”

(With Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 29 Nov, 2018

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