Ponting's confidence injection for Australia's World Cup campaign

10 Février, 2019, 15:25 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Former national skipper Ricky Ponting was on Friday recruited to work alongside coach Justin Langer, focusing mainly on the batsmen, for the looming World Cup in England where Australia will defend their title.

It's a confidence unshaken by numerous pointers to Australia's declining ODI fortunes in particular. He accompanied Langer during the West Australian's first tour - to England - after taking over as head coach from Darren Lehmann in April previous year following the ball-tampering scandal.

Both Smith and Warner's bans will end on March 29, but their preparations have been disrupted by elbow injuries.

The appointment of the vastly experienced Ponting, who played at five World Cups and won at three, comes a day after bowling coach David Saker quit.

"I am not just saying that because I am one of the coaches, I actually said it when I wasn't around the group".

"Conditions in England will suit our style of play ..." I'm sure when the odds come out, I think Australia will be one of the main contenders for sure.

Once we get Warner, Smith and Bancroft and those guys back into the fray, even looking ahead to the World Cup, I don't think there'll be too many better teams on paper going into the World Cup, and I've said that for a long time. He had a ringside seat to their struggles against Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali in England previous year, though intriguingly figured that spin will not figure too much in the Cup, despite the matches being played at more or less the same time (May and June) on the same grounds as that series.

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"That was certainly an issue when I was with the team in England a year ago".

"Looking at our line-up now, there are potentially a few better players of spin in the middle order than what we had a year ago", he said.

"India and England are probably the two standout teams right now but if you add Warner and Smith back into that lineup, I think that team looks as strong as any".

Ponting shrugged off Australia's injury worries and the idea of there being risk in rushing Smith and Warner into the team.

"We went to World Cups with Michael Bevan injured, Darren Lehmann suspended, Warney (Shane Warne) went home and Jason Gillespie went home", Ponting noted. "I've enjoyed my previous short-term roles with the ODI and T20 teams but World Cups take on a whole different meaning for me".

The most likely scenario has them shaping up in the Indian Premier League and, particularly in Smith's case, racing the clock to be fit for the World Cup. "Hopefully I can have a good impact on the group and the way the boys play their cricket", he said.

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