Facing Australia’s premier quicks in the SCG nets, getting tips from Justin Langer and heading into the changerooms – Sunday night was just like old times for David Warner.
The suspended opener was invited to the ground to face Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood hours before the third Twenty20 international between Australia and India.
Decked out in his New South Wales training gear – and topped with his Randwick-Petersham helmet – Warner was put through his paces while Langer intently watched on.
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The 32-year-old was even seen after the session receiving tips from his soon-to-be coach. Langer then invited Warner into the Australia rooms as the team prepared for the final match of the series, Fox Cricket understands.
Both Warner and Steve Smith have sporadically participated in New South Wales training sessions, although neither have been this close to an Australia matchday since receiving 12-month bans in March for their involvements in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.
The pair have four more months left to serve on their bans.
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