Australia lack a finisher going into the T20 World Cup, says Ricky Ponting-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Australia lack a finisher going into the T20 World Cup, says Ricky Ponting-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Ponting, who coached Delhi Capitals within the currently-suspended Indian Premier League, stated one of many causes for Australia not having ‘finisher’ was that the entire finest batsmen of the nation bat within the prime 4 within the Huge Bash League.

Australia lack a finisher going into the T20 World Cup, says Ricky Ponting

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Sydney: Former captain Ricky Ponting feels Australia lacks a ‘finisher’ within the mould of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni or all-rounder Hardik Pandya regardless of the abundance of skilled gamers forward of the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Ponting additionally feels that unearthing a dependable center or lower-order batsman who can hold wickets may kill two birds with one stone.

“The spot they (Australia) have all the time been anxious about is that ending function. It is a very specialist place to have the ability to go in with three of 4 overs to go, with 50 runs wanted and have the ability to do it,” Ponting was quoted as saying in cricket.com.au.

“Dhoni has been in that one spot his complete profession and no marvel he is so good at it. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are related — these guys frequently win video games of cricket for his or her nation and within the IPL, they’re used to getting into batting at these spots,” he added.

Ponting, who coached Delhi Capitals within the currently-suspended Indian Premier League, stated one of many causes for Australia not having ‘finisher’ was that the entire finest batsmen of the nation bat within the prime 4 within the Huge Bash League.

“So you’ve got truly acquired nobody that is constantly batting in that space. That is what we have to search out,” stated the 46-year-old legendary batsman.

“Is it going to be (Glenn) Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh which might be going to complete the video games, is it going to be (Marcus) Stoinis? I believe that is the world that they are extra anxious about.”

Stoinis has had success batting decrease down the order beneath Ponting’s steering on the Delhi Capitals.

“I noticed Stoinis at Delhi final 12 months, he is opened the previous couple of years of BBL and completed an awesome job for the Melbourne Stars, however I wanted somebody that would end video games for us and he gained two or three video games off his personal bat.

“So, it is there — however they may get higher at it the extra they do it. How they discover a method for these guys to do it extra, I am unsure,” stated Ponting who’s at the moment in quarantine in a Sydney resort after coming back from the suspended IPL.

He stated extra gamers may gain advantage from batting on the demise repeatedly, however admitted convincing BBL groups to demote their finest gamers can be robust.

And of equal concern, stated the previous captain, was figuring out the most suitable choice for wicketkeeper, and instructed that the uncapped Josh Inglis may very well be within the combine, regardless of lacking out on preliminary squad for the upcoming excursions of the Caribbean and Bangladesh.

“The keeper-batsman might be the slot they’d be shedding essentially the most sleep over proper now…who’s going to be standing behind the stumps with the gloves on?

“They’ve tried a number of blokes — (Matthew) Wade has been there, (Josh) Phillipe has simply performed as a batter, Alex Carey has been out and in and tried in a number of totally different batting spots.”

“Josh Inglis’ identify may very well be thrown into the ring as effectively — I actually appreciated what I noticed from him batting within the center order in final summer season’s BBL.”

Ponting added: “He (Inglis) performs spin rather well and you consider the place the World Cup goes to be (in India or the UAE), he may very well be a reputation that would come up (for choice).”

Ponting has been a part of Australia’s T20 teaching workers in recent times and was an assistant for the ODI World Cup in 2019.

The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in October-November.

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