David and Candice Warner's extraordinary World Cup birth plans

Candice Warner, David Warner’s wife, will reportedly fly to England to give birth to their third child so the star batsman can be there for the special moment.

David and the Australians will kick start their World Cup campaign on 1 June in England.

The mother-of-two is reported to have told David she will leave Australia with their young family in early June to have the child in England in order to avoid upsetting the Aussies’ World Cup campaign, according to The Australian.

David will be looking to take his phenomenal Indian premier League form into the ODI World Cup.

David Warner of Australia, his wife Candice Warner and their daughters Indi and Ivy, celebrate with the Ashes Urn in the change rooms during day five of the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The former vice-captain is back in the team with Steve Smith after a one-year ban for the sandpaper scandal in South Africa.

The return of David will bolster Australia’s top order, but leave coach Justin Langer with questions for who to leave out.

England star urges fans to lay off Warner, Smith

Moeen Ali has called on England fans to give David and Smith a fair go during the Cricket World Cup with Australia to face the hosts this Saturday in a warm-up match in Southampton.

"I really hope they don't get too much stick," Moeen said in The Guardian.

"I want them to enjoy the series. If you have to, keep it funny, not personal.

"We all make mistakes. We are human beings and we have feelings. I know deep down they are probably really good people.

"I just hope they get treated decently. I just want the cricket to be spoken about."