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PHOTOS: Merry Christmas, say the Australian cricketers

December 25, 2015 15:30 IST
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The Australian Test squad had a Christmas Day Luncheon at Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne. Here's a look at a few moments from the event 

David Warner and wife Candice Warner pose with duaghter Ivy

IMAGE: David Warner and wife Candice Warner pose with duaghter Ivy. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Ahead of the Boxing Day Test against the West Indies, the Australian cricket team was in a celebratory mood.

It was the Christmas Day Luncheon at Crown Entertainment Complex in Melbourne and the Australian players turned up with their families. 

Opener David Warner was accompanied by his wife Candice and daughter Ivy. 

Steve Smith poses with partner Dani Willis

IMAGE: Steve Smith poses with partner Dani Willis. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Steve Smith was there, with his partner Dani Willis.

 The Australian captain could afford to relax, after his team scored a comprehensive win in the first Test in Hobart.

Josh Hazlewood poses with partner Cherina Murphy-Christian

IMAGE: Josh Hazlewood poses with partner Cherina Murphy-Christian. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Josh Hazlewood was also seen, along with partner Cherina Murphy-Christian.

In the absence of Mitchell Starc, Hazlewood has assumed the mantle of spearhead of the Australia attack commendably.

Shaun Marsh (left) poses with family

IMAGE: Shaun Marsh (left) poses with family. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The Marsh family was also spotted on the occasion.

Shaun Marsh was seen with father Geoff and mum Michelle.

His brother Mitchell brought along with him his partner Isabelle Platt.

Usman Khawaja (left) and Joe Burns pose

IMAGE: Usman Khawaja (left) and Joe Burns pose. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

It was double celebration for Usman Khawaja.

Not only did he make it back to the Australian side for the Boxing Day Test but was also happy receiving a gift from teammate Joe Burns.

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