Disgraced cricketer David Warner joins Nine's commentary team

Disgraced Australia opener David Warner set to return … in the commentary box

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"We showed we were capable of this previous year against Sri Lanka and then to take the step up to beat a full England side, no 1 ranked in the world, is a massive statement from Scottish cricket".

Banned test cricketer and former vice captain of the Australian team, David Warner, has been signed by Nine to join the commentary team for the upcoming second one-day global (ODI) against England on Saturday June 16.

Captain Eoin Morgan said that the defeat will act as flawless preparation for the series, and Bairstow agreed that it will be a completely different challenge to face an Australia side going through an uncertain period following the suspension of two key players and a change in leadership.

Defeat raised fresh questions about England's ability to win one-off, winner-takes-all fixtures following last year's Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan.

The left-hander denied it was a reality check, but admitted they deserved to lose.

Whether it's in Australia or England, you get big crowds coming in to watch some entertaining cricket with two good teams going head to head.

"It's something I said in South Africa I would like to bring in to start a series", Paine said.

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It is barely three months since they were at a low ebb after seeing their World Cup dreams dashed by bad weather and an umpiring call, rubbing salt into the wounds after the ICC chose to cut the number of participating nations at next year's tournament.

"We want to be fearless enough to walk through the door and win games".

"You have a couple of really good players who aren't in the mix at the moment, having said that, we do have a really versatile squad, an injection of youth which is always helpful, so there's a lot of energy and a lot of players who are really believing in themselves at the moment".

"I thought the way we played today we didn't deserve to win it, we might have scraped past and won but there are still quite a few mistakes made that we need to rectify". "We were miles off where we expect to be and didn't do enough to win".

He added: "It does not take away what happened in Zimbabwe and everyone's feelings about the 10-team World Cup but this was a special day".

His appointment to the commentary box was met with disbelief by many Australian cricket fans, but veteran presenter Tim Gilbert has backed the move. That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it.

While arguably the best gloveman of his generation, a strike-rate of 70.52 with the bat is low by modern standards and had Cape Town not occurred, there is every chance his return to the one-day side for the 4-1 post-Ashes defeat to England may have been brief, given Alex Carey, the power-hitting South Australian wicketkeeper, is pushing hard in reserve. "Words are words. Come Wednesday, it's time for us to act on those words and show it by actions". This should be a catalyst for more games.

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