Barmy-Army also photographed Leon-Stark with Warner
Both players showed sandpaper instead of ball in hand
Sports desk England's fancy club Barmy-Army joked Australia's David Warner about the ball tampering issue before the World Cup. The Barmy-Army shares a picture of Warner with his official Twitter handle There is a 'cheats' written on Warner's T-shirt. The 'Cheats' on the part of the T-shirt was written in the first 'Australia'. The Barmy-Army also shared a picture of Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc with Warner. In this both the players are holding sand papers in place of the ball.
The Australian team will play against England in the World Cup on June 25. World Cup will be played in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14. After this tournament, the Ashes series will also be played in England between the two teams.
😍 @cricketcomau release their # CWC19 player portraits! pic.twitter.com/J1wBV5tK5w
– England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) May 8, 2019
Langer responds – We are ready for such kind of reception
The Australian team's chief coach Justin Langer responded on this tweet by Barmy-Army. He said, "Our team will not be surprised by such a welcome in the World Cup, we are ready for this." The controversy may have diminished in the World Cup, but after that there will be more such things in the Ashes series. "
Australia won 20 out of 45 matches in Langer coaching
Langer was made the coach after the ball tampering controversy. The then coach Darren Lehmann had resigned from the post. In Langer's coaching, from April 1, 2018, Australia won 8 Tests in three and had lost in three. Two Tests are drawn. During this, 10 wins in 21 ODIs, 11 losses. At the same time, seven T20 wins in seven wins and eight wins. The result of a match did not come out.
Warner-Smith was banned for one year
Warner and Smith were included in the Australian team after the ball-tampering controversy in the Test series against South Africa in March last year. Both were banned for one year. Cameron Bencroft was also punished with them, but he was not involved in the World Cup team.