After surgery Smith eyeing IPL games for World Cup preparation

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Steve Smith’s manager Warren Craig is optimistic that the former Australian captain should be able to play in the latter part of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) to be match fit for the ICC World Cup 2019.

Smith’s presence at any stage of IPL 2019 may swing a lot in Rajasthan Royals favour.

Serving a one-year ban from international cricket, Smith is recovering from an elbow surgeries. However, the timing of his comeback can only be confirmed once doctors re-examine the operated arm after removing the braces.

Craig has told cricket.com.au that  “until the brace comes off we don’t know for sure but all current opinion is that he’ll then have about three and a half weeks (before being ready to play).

“The intent is that he will play in the IPL and then the World Cup and then the Ashes.”

Craig also told the Cricket Australia website late Wednesday the surgery had “gone very well”.

“Until the brace comes off we don’t know for sure but all current opinion is that he’ll then have about three-and-a-half weeks (before being ready to play),” he said.

“The intent is that he will play in the IPL Indian Premier League and then the World Cup and then the Ashes.”

Smith had to undergo the surgery after hurting his elbow during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), which led his early departure.

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