Langer admits it’s ‘very exciting’ to have Smith, Warner back

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Australia coach Justin Langer admits he is excited to have Steve Smith and David Warner back from suspension and available for selection.

Both Smith and Warner were banned for 12 months for their roles in the famous ball-tampering scandal last March in South Africa.

The pair have joined the Australia team in the United Arab Emirates to smooth the ground ahead of their return to top-level cricket at the end of the month.

Langer was pleased to have Smith and Warner with the squad and is looking forward to seeing the pair back in action.

“They have been received really well,” Langer said. “They have gone through a really tough time, a 12-month suspension – it’s great to have them back in the team.

“They’re excited and as a coach when you have got two guys with as many runs and experience as they’ve got coming back into a team that’s playing well, that’s very exciting.”