Australia Will Be Losing Most Sleep Over Ponting Opinion
Australia is in desperately need to find the Finisher in this year T20 World Cup said Ricky Ponting former Australian Skipper.
The Finisher Role
The Former Australia Skipper Ricky Ponting have been describing how MS Dhoni, Kieron Pollard, or Hardik Pandya is a very good example for the Finisher role.
“The spot I think they’ve always been worried about is that finishing role, and one of the reasons for that is that all of our best batsmen bat in the top four in the Big Bash, so you’ve actually got no one that’s consistently batting in that area. It’s a very specialist position to be able to go in with three or four overs to go, with 50 runs needed and be able to do it,” Ponting said.
“Dhoni has been in that one spot his whole career and no wonder he’s so good at it. Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard are similar — these guys continually win games of cricket for their country and in the IPL, they’re used to going in batting at .spots. That’s what we’ve got to find.
Is it going to be (Glenn) Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh that are going to finish the games, is it going to be Marcus Stoinis? I think that’s the area that they’re more worried about. The top order will look after itself because everyone is batting in the top order in Big Bash,” he added.
Ricky Ponting also suggested to lessen the choices in the wicketkeeper-batsman department.
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“The keeper-batsman is probably the slot they’d be losing the most sleep over right now. They’ve still got some questions to answer as far as what their overall squad looks like and I think the biggest one is — Who is going to be standing behind the stumps with the gloves on,” said Ponting.
“They have tried a few blokes — Wade has been there, Phillipe has just played as a batter, Alex Carey has been in and out and tried in a few different batting spots. Josh Inglis’ name could be thrown into the ring as well — I really liked what I saw from him batting in the middle order in last summer’s BBL. He plays spin really well and you think about where the World Cup is going to be, he could be a name that could come up” he added.
This coming July Australia will be competing against The West Indies in Five T20Is and Three ODIs, following this Finch’s team will be touring Bangladesh this August for five T20Is.