IND vs AUS 1st Check: Ricky Ponting opens on Nagpur pitch, says this was India’s finest probability to beat Aussies


Ricky Ponting has his say on Nagpur pitch
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IND vs AUS 1st Check: Australia’s legendary batter Ricky Ponting has opened up on the Nagpur pitch debate. India and Australia are locking horns in opposition to one another in Nagpur for the opening take a look at of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Males in Blue dominated the opening day of the competition as they scored 77/1 and trailed by 100 runs.

In the meantime, former Australian captain Ponting has opened up on the Nagpur pitch and he anticipated the floor to play like this. “I anticipated right this moment’s wicket to play because it has. I obtained a have a look at it like everybody did a couple of days in the past, and that is when all of the discuss began in regards to the floor,” he mentioned within the ICC evaluate.

The Aussie World Cup winner additionally went on to say that getting ready spin-friendly surfaces was India’s finest probability to beat the Aussies. “However India’s finest probability of beating Australia is to arrange turning wickets. One, as a result of our batsmen will discover it tough, but in addition as a result of they’d suppose that their spin bowlers are higher than Australia’s as properly. And the truth that Australia are enjoying the 2 right-arm off-spinners right here, a type of guys on debut. That is undoubtedly the place India have the benefit. So I can perceive why it is labored out that approach,” he added.

Ponting additionally mentioned that the Australian gamers haven’t any say within the preparation of Australian pitches. “The only difference I guess with somewhere like India to Australia is, I know in Australia the players actually have no say over how the wickets are prepared at all,” he mentioned.  “Until issues have modified the final couple of years, once I was enjoying, and positively after I might completed, the captains or anybody from Cricket Australia by no means even spoke to the groundsmen. You simply left it as much as the groundsmen to arrange the perfect wicket that they may. The great thing about enjoying Check match cricket in Australia is each venue’s wicket is vastly completely different,” he mentioned.

The Indian workforce dominated on the primary day of the Check match. The primary day of the match confirmed glimpses of help to spinners as Australia had been first wrapped up for 177 earlier than India completed the day at 77/1. Jadeja was the architect of India’s bowling as he scalped his eleventh Check five-fer.

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