By Thomas Duff For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press
Published: 04:02 BST, 22 May 2019 | Updated: 04:04 BST, 22 May 2019
England's Barmy Army, have written nine songs to insult Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner during their appearance at the World Cup and The Ashes.
Legendary allrounder Sir Ian Botham mentioned the songs while speaking at the Australian High Commission in London, and predicted Warner would find it difficult to handle the English crowd.
Warner and Smith are expected to face a hostile reception from England fans now they have returned from their 12-month ban for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal.
The notorious English group, Barmy Army, have written nine songs to insult Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner 9 (pictured with wife Candice Warner) during their appearance at the World Cup and The Ashes
Warner and Smith (pictured with fiance Dani Willis) have returned from their 12-month ban from cricket for their roles in the sandpaper tampering scandal in South Africa
'The Barmy Army have already done about eight or nine songs - I think David Warner might feature a fair bit in those,' Sir Ian Botham said.
Sir Botham doesn't think Warner will handle the songs after he walked off the field due to comments made by cricketer Phillip Hughes's brother, Jason, regarding the ball tampering incident.