Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving one year ban following their involvement in ball-tampering saga in South Africa, are about to return to international cricket.

They are expected to join their national team ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales.

Smith and Warner have not played international cricket since last one year but former Aussie star spinner Shane Warne is not worried. Citing his own example, he said these two will come back stronger after the break.

Warne was suspended in 2003 for one year after testing positive for a banned substance. He was written off but came back with a bang. He feels Smith and Warner can lead Australia to sixth World Cup title.

“Sometimes having an enforced lay off – like I’m used to, I had 12 months off myself – what that means is you become really fresh,” he told Fox Sports.

“You freshen your mind up, you become hungry again and realise how important cricket is to you.”

“That’s why I reckon Australia can win the World Cup,” he said.

“They’ll walk straight back in, they’ll be hungry. They’ll be a bit nervous in the first few games but that’ll be good for them, they’ll be excited and I would expect them to play as good as they always have.”

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