Steve Smith and David Warner were captain and vice-captain of Australia in 2018 when team-mate Cameron Bancroft was caught on television hiding a piece of yellow sandpaper in his trousers during their Test against South Africa. File / Agence France-Presse
Australia opener David Warner is braced for a hostile reception but hopes fans will show “respect” as he and Steve Smith return to South Africa for the first time
Former skipper Mark Taylor on Thursday backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance.
Steve Smith will bat in the nets on Tuesday and is “definitely tracking in the right direction” to play in the deciding one-day cricket international against England, Australia coach Justin Langer said.
Smith is coming off a decent Australia summer in which he scored heavily in the ODI series and also got some runs in the Test series against India.
Here, however, he will be playing under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant.
Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Padel Association, and Arsham Moradi reached the quarter-finals of the padel competition at the 10 NAS Sports Tournament on Sunday.
England's Nat Sciver-Brunt hit an unbeaten half-century to steer Mumbai Indians to a tense seven-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in the final of the inaugural Women's Premier League on Sunday.
Roberto Rodriguez and Martin Nochese defeated Jonathan Green and Colin Marshall, while Javier Garcia Lopez and Sergio Icardo Alcorisa got the walkover to reach quarter-finals of the 100-point classification category of the Padel Championship at the 10th edition of the NAS Sports Tournament.