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Steve Smith returns to training after elbow surgery, likely to be fit for IPL

first_img India Today Web Desk New DlehiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 11:11 IST Steve Smith was banned from IPL last year (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith took part in a training session in SydneySmith is currently serving a one-year ban for his role in the ball-tampering rowSmith may play for Rajasthan Royals on March 29Steve Smith returned to training for the first time since undergoing a surgery in January to fix an elbow problem. This can be seen as a good sign for Australia and also the Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals as Smith’s return will be crucial for these teams.Smith, who along with David Warner, was banned for his role in last year’s Cape Town ball-tampering scandal. Steve Smith and David Warner will be eligible for selection from March 29.Smith posted a video on Instagram having a session at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.”Great to have my first hit back. The elbow is feeling good,” Smith posted on Instagram.IPL, earlier this month, announced the schedule for first 17 matches of the 2019 season. Rajasthan Royals will start their campaign against Kings XI Punjab in Jaipur on March 25.If Smith recovers in time, he will make is IPL return for Rajasthan Royals’ second match of the league when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 29 in Hyderabad.Warner, who is also recovering after an elbow surgery, could also make a comeback for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the same match.Meanwhile, Australia’s head coach Justin Langer told Australian media that he expected both players to be fit for the IPL starting March 23.”From all accounts they should both be ready for the IPL, which is really positive,” he said.advertisement”Dave’s probably a little more advanced but my understanding is they’ll be ready to go in the not-too-distant future.”Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Steve SmithFollow David WarnerFollow Indian Premier League Steve Smith returns to training after elbow surgery, likely to be fit for IPLSteve Smith and David Warner will be eligible for selection from March 29 after their one-year ball-tampering bans come to an end. Smith and Warner could return for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals match in the Indian Premier League on March 29.advertisementlast_img read more

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