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WTC Ultimate: Ponting makes daring prediction on Oval circumstances, says ‘I am giving slight benefit to Aussies’

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Former Australia skipper and Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting has favoured his native Australia after his daring prediction concerning the Oval circumstances. The World Check Championship (WTC) closing is all set to happen in June on the iconic Oval, the place Ponting reckons Australia may have the benefit of the circumstances. 

Ponting’s tackle WTC closing

“I feel it is going to be a bit extra just like an Australian wicket than it is going to be to an Indian wicket, due to this fact I am giving a slight benefit to Australia,” Ponting mentioned at an occasion in New Delhi.

“If this sport was being performed in India, I’d’ve mentioned it is actually going to be arduous for Australia to win. If this sport was performed in Australia, I would say Australia are the heavy favourites. The truth that this closing is being performed in England, it most likely brings each groups somewhat nearer collectively,” the previous Australia skipper added.

Ponting’s declare might be underlined by the truth that few Australian gamers are already enjoying in England within the Nation championship. The likes of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are have been making use of their commerce for Sussex and Glamorgan respectively.

The added benefit may come in useful because the Aussies even have the likes of Matthew Kuhnemann and Michael Neser within the County Championship. 

The one Indian a part of the County Championship consists of Cheteshwar Pujara whereas Ponting thinks wicket on the Oval will favour Australia as they’re just like the circumstances Down Below. 

In an occasion organised by the ICC forward of the World Check Championship closing between India and Australia on the Oval on June 7, Ponting was requested about children desirous to play the five-day sport in an period of T20 leagues. “That query has a special reply in several international locations,” Ponting mentioned.

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WTC Ultimate Squads

India’s Check squad WTC closing: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.

Australia’s Check squad WTC closing: Pat Cummins (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Inexperienced, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

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