A Sydney Morning Herald report maintained , Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc were the gamers who believed not playing.

and Cameron Bancroft were initially penalized to get ball-tampering in the third Evaluation before Warner was reprimanded.

The bowlers said the claim has been”false”.

In an announcement issued by from the quartetthey said:”False claims circulated from the media, such as such, that question that our connection with David are iammatory and misleading.

“As a team we’re all dedicated to moving together and helping the n men’s team prepare for its World Cup and the Ashes.”

Captain Smith, vice captain Warner and fellow batsman Bancroft were prohibited from international and n national afterwards Bancroft used sandpaper to the chunk throughout ’s third Test at South Africa.

Smith, 2-9, and Warner, 32, were banned for 12 weeks, whereas Bancroft, 26, was given a nine-month suspension.

Smith and Warner, whose bans ended on 28 March, are not included in ’s squad for their one-day series against Pakistan, despite being entitled to its last two games, and are instead playing at the n .

But the set did match Australia players and staff ahead of the series in Dubai, and Warner said that there were”big hugs and cuddles” since”the boys have been very accepting of us arriving from”.

The five-Test 20-19 Ashes series between and England begins on 1 August at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

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