Australian batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner are likely to leave their respective IPL teams by the end of this month to attend their national training camp from May 2 after being drafted into the squad for the upcoming World Cup. Smith and Warner are currently playing for Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively in the IPL after serving their 12-month ban for their role in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket last year. The two were recalled to the national team after Australia named their 15-member squad for World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales. "The fifteen-player squad for the ICC world cup will assemble in Brisbane for a training camp at the National Cricket Centre on May 2," Cricket Australia said.
"The training camp will include three practice matches between Australia XI and New Zealand XI at Allan Border Field." While Warner has been in red-hot form for Sunrisers, holding the orange cap with 400 runs, which includes a century and four fifties, Smith has found the going tough for Rajasthan, having scored just 186 runs in seven matches. They are likely to miss a couple of matches for their respective franchises, besides the knockout stage in case the teams make it to the play-offs.