Australian nice Ricky Ponting has backed the addition of Michael Neser to Australia’s squad for the ICC World Check Championship closing however would flip to a different pacer within the decider in opposition to India. Australia will play in opposition to India within the ICC World Check Championship closing that begins on June 7 on the Oval. All-rounder Neser looms as one other fast-bowling choice for Australia however will first should be added to their 15-player WTC squad when it’s confirmed by Sunday, Might 28.
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The 33-year-old Neser has pressed his claims for a spot within the WTC closing squad throughout an impressive stint within the County Championship wherein he has picked 19 wickets and 311 runs in 5 matches. Neser has performed solely two Exams for Australia – in 2021 and 2022, each on the Adelaide Oval – however is an opportunity for a late call-up to the WTC closing squad as Josh Hazlewood (aspect) and Marsh (adductor) return from damage.
“He will be a terrific bowler in English conditions. We have already seen that in County cricket. He’s perfectly suited to those conditions. He was probably a little bit unlucky not to be named in this squad right from the start, and certainly even in the Ashes squad, right from the start, just with the conditions,” Ponting mentioned on the newest episode of The ICC Overview. “Neser has just come off some wickets. He got a very good hundred as well in the second innings of that last County game that they played. He’s one of that no-fuss sort of guys that is a very skilful player, and the skill set that he has is actually very well suited to England,” Ponting added.
Ponting feels Australia will in any other case flip to the line-up that has served them so nicely in current instances and guided the aspect to the highest of the WTC standings. Australia completed the 2021-23 WTC cycle with 152 factors from 19 Exams for 66.67% of their attainable factors, whereas India have been subsequent greatest with 127 factors from 18 Exams and 58.8%.
Australia nice Ponting expects late-blooming fast Scott Boland to be named within the beginning XI for the ICC World Check Championship closing that begins on June 7 on the Oval, ought to Josh Hazlewood not be match.
“Boland’s record when he’s played over the last 12 months has been absolutely outstanding. He’s one that would really, potentially thrive in these English conditions,” Ponting mentioned.
Ricky Ponting’s predicted Australia XI (if Hazlewood is unfit): Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Inexperienced, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.