London: Australia captain Tim Penn said his players will join hands with the players of the opposing team before the first match of the five-match one-day series against England to overcome the controversy over ‘ball-tactics’. This is the first time after this controversy that the team will play in ODIs. Tim Paine requested the England captain Eoin Morgan to join hands with each other for the players, whom he believed, but only for the first match.
“They do not have to do this, but we want to do this before every series, not before every match.” Former Australian captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft guilty of ball tampering After being found was suspended.
Morgan also confirmed that the England team agreed with Australia‘s request. We are ready to help them in pursuing the game in a positive way. Morgan said, “I am happy with this, I am not troubled by this. They are trying to change the image of our country in this game and we are all ready for it. ” He said, “We want cricket to be popular in its real form.”
Everything will be like before: Gilchrist
Australia has seen a lot after the recent ball-tampering controversy. The whole country was surprised by what happened in the past, but former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist believes that once the cricket starts again, everything will be as normal as before. After that controversy, the Australian team will be on the field for the first time on Wednesday. He will play the first match of the five-match series against England at The Oval here.
“The series against England will be the first step in an effort to regain that belief,” the BBC quoted Gilchrist as saying, “There is no doubt that the players were responsible for what happened.” The legendary batsman Said that this team would have trouble coming out of that dispute but with time all will be all right.
The former wicketkeeper said, “In the next 12 months, this team will have to face a lot of difficulties, not only in winning the confidence of the audience, fans but also in building the players, there are many challenges coming in.”
Gilchrist has admitted that it is not the right time for the team and in such cases, the senior players of the team will have to come forward. He said, “If the team is to come back to the top then the captain, the senior players will have to come forward, hopefully, we will be able to get the old situation again and play our best cricket.”
After the ball-tampering controversy against South Africa, Cricket Australia was banned for 12-12 months by the then captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner, while the opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was rested for nine months. A few days later, coach Darren Lehmann also resigned from the team’s top job. Tim Paine was appointed the new captain of the team while Justin Langer was appointed as the new head coach of the team.