bowling group in Australia has dispelled media have reported they boycotted the trial in Johannesburg a year ago, when David Warner was not suspended for his role in the ball rigging scandal that erupted in the previous match in Cape Town.
Mitchell Stark, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took the unusual step of issuing a joint statement on Sunday to deny claims they would miss the Test match in protest against the presence of Warner.
Cameron Bancroft, who took sandpaper on the field and used it in an attempt to change the state of the ball, and the captain when Australia Steve Smith condemned the Interior Ministry for the ball rigging scandal.
Warner was involved later investigation Cricket Australia, and all three of these players were sent home to CA tests in Johannesburg next week.
CA This investigation later led to the suspension of Warner and Smith from the international and domestic top-flight cricket for 12 months, and Bancroft in the first nine months. Warner was part of the sanctions directive, that he will never again take a leading position in any of the Australian team.
Starc missed the Johannesburg Test with injury while all HAZLEWOOD, Cummins and Lyon played.
"We are very disappointed in the article, which was first published by Fairfax platform March 29, 2019," the statement attributed to all four Bowler.
"Search for articles we intended to abandon the fourth Test on tour last year in South Africa was David Warner was free to play.
"This statement is disappointing in several ways, but most importantly, because it is a lie.
"False claims have been circulating in the media, such as those that call into question our relationship with David & # 39 are inflammatory and misleading.
"As a team we are all focused on moving forward together and help the Australian men's team qualify for the World Cup and the Ashes."
Bancroft returned to cricket last December from Perth Scorchers and has since been a successful second half of the season JLT Sheffield Shield.
Ban on Smith and Warner ended last Friday, and both are in operation in the Indian premier & # 39; er League for their franchise.
Smith and Warner both are expected to be named in the World Cup team, 15 people in Australia in late April, and play a role in the Ashes companies to follow.
Both fall faced Australian bowlers on the NSW Blues training session during their suspensions.
Smith and Warner met with the Australian ODI team – which included Cummins and Lyon – in Dubai earlier this month in anticipation of the current series against Pakistan.