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IPL’s form won’t affect the selection of Smith and Warner in WC squad – Hayden


Australian great Matthew Hayden immovably figures that Steve Smith and David Warner’s Indian Premier League form won’t be a factor for their World Cup choice as they will surely “stroll into the side”.

Matthew Hayden

Having everything except finished their one-year ban (set to finish on March 28) from worldwide cricket on ball tempering charges, Smith and Warner’s IPL execution is relied upon to be intently observed by Cricket Australia.

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“It’s an open door for Warner and Smith to play some cricket. Else, they were not playing any cricket,” Hayden told PTI amid a connection.

In respect of of Australia’s great show in India, Hayden trusts that the pair is sure to make the World Cup-bound Australia squad. “They are going to stroll into the side. Regardless of whether they have a terrible IPL, they are not going to be dropped from that World Cup side. They are in the WC squad,” said Hayden.

Since this is the main diversion time the team will advance beyond the World Cup, Hayden hopes that they should utilize it.

“I think it (IPL) will have a gigantic effect. For bowlers, the remaining task at hand issues. For players, there is no such thing called workload. You simply continue batting, batting and batting and that helps your game,” said the 47-year-old.

During World Cup, most pitches will be flat however up north of England, conditions could be trying for batsmen, said Hayden. “The northern grounds in England will give progressively troublesome conditions. The wickets I accept will be level during the World Cup. Now and again, wickets ought to have more in them,” he said.

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