Pick your best lineup, says Ricky Ponting as he takes aim at David Warner’s poor run
Former captain of Australia Ricky Ponting made a suggestion to his country’s selectors that they would revisit David WarnerHe will have his place in the typical squad if he continues to shoot into the void in the Subcontinental Cricket Test. The 36-year-old opener put on another impressive performance on the opening day of the First Test in Nagpur on Thursday with Mohammed Shami bowling him through the gate for one inning and knocking visitors down two after just two runs. Warner’s hit record in the Overseas Tests wasn’t very good with the southbound hit amassing 2,994 runs at a modest average of 33.64. In India, it drops to 22.88.
“I think he’s got an average of 24 in India, something like that, after about eight Test games,” Ponting told ICC Review.
“Nine test games – well, eight-and-a-half, he has one (half) left – but that average will drop again today (Thursday). He’s one of those players that has come on and says that the victory in India, as far as he is concerned, could be even bigger than the victory in the Ashes series.
The legendary cricketer added that if Australia really wants to win the series, they should pick their best lineup, hinting that Warner should be calling soon.
“So if the picks, the coach and the captain, if they’re so desperate to win this series and a few of their players in the first few games don’t shoot, then I think they have to see pick who they think is their best squad for the future,” Ponting said.
He hinted that if someone likes Travis headThe “Player of the Series” in the 2021/22 Ashes and the second-highest runners-up in the recent triple-ended test series against South Africa, could be disqualified from the Nagpur Test, then Warner may also be in reserve .
“I think Head was dropped from this Test match because of his record in the subcontinent, plus the amount of lefties Australia has on their side. So you could say the same thing. about David Warner.
“The other thing behind it, unfortunately for David, is that he doesn’t have a good record in England either. The next Test series they played came very quickly after this one ended, obviously. there’s IPL in the middle. David knew in his heart that he needed to score in the first installment of this series,” added Ponting.
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