Australia legend, Ricky Ponting is looking forward to the return of discarded pair of Steven Smith and David Warner to Australian colors. Both the Australian superstars, Smith and Warner are currently serving a 12-month ban, which will come to an end on March 29.

A while back, Australia’s two-time World Cup winning skipper, Ponting was appointed as assistant coach for the Men in Yellow keeping in mind the World Cup that beings from May 30 in England and Wales. Australia are reigning World-Cup champions.

“I’ve spoken to both of them quite a bit during their suspensions,” Ponting told Triple M’s Rush Hour. “Over the last couple of weeks they’ve both had quite similar elbow surgeries that’s sort of going to hold them back a bit. Steve’s ended up being a little bit worse than Davey’s was.”

“I said the other day I’m looking forward to having those guys back in the side. There’s still got to be a decision made as to whether they go straight back into the team or not. Reading the tea leaves, not only do we need those level of players back in our side, but the experience as well in our one day side and Test team,” added Ponting.

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