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Sydney: Jun 20, 2013
Australia cricketer Steven Smith is reportedly expected to be included as a reserve batsman for the Ashes squad following captain Michael Clarke‘s ongoing back injury and opener David Warner’s suspension.
Named captain of the Australia A tour to Zimbabwe and South Africa in July and August, Smith is also the leading run-scorer for the A side on their current tour of the British Isles.
“We have to get that Gloucestershire game out of the way and then look at people’s movements over the next couple of weeks. But we’re not going to put barriers in the way of the Ashes team getting the best preparation they can,” he added.
(With inputs from ANI)
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