The subsequent ODI World Cup is scheduled to be held in India in 2023 and Ponting believes Australia have “work to do” on their one-day cricket forward of the quadrennial occasion.
“They need to find someone that’s going to bat at No. 3 for them for a long time. It’s such a pivotal role, they need to find someone who’s going to be a long-term player there,” Ponting mentioned whereas speaking to ‘cricket.com.au’.
It may both be Marnus Labuschagne or Steve Smith, in line with the two-time World Cup successful skipper. “Whether that is Marnus (Labuschagne) there (at No 3) and Smith at 4, or whether or not it is the opposite method spherical, who is aware of what it will be.
“We’ll see how the Aussie boys go, however they’ve nonetheless received some work to do on their one-day cricket, I believe,” Ponting mentioned.
While Australia misplaced 1-2 to England within the T20 sequence, Ponting is not nervous concerning the shortest and the longest (Tests) codecs.
“We know their T20 cricket of late has been good and we all know their Test cricket has been excellent, however there’s nonetheless just a few little holes of their one-day sport and hopefully they will patch them up over the following week or so.”
Australia misplaced the T20 sequence 1-2 towards England and can head into the three-match ODI sequence that begins in Manchester on Friday.
“There’s not too many holes, however I believe they simply need to work out what their model of one-day cricket goes to be and the way they will go about it as a result of there is not any doubt the expertise’s all there,” he mentioned.
“You take a look at that squad proper now and that group of gamers you have received over there, it is an excellent squad.”
Talking about England’s World Cup successful skipper Eoin Morgan, Ponting mentioned: “I believe again three or 4 years in the past and I believed Morgan was gone. I believed he was performed as a global participant.
“He was in the IPL, on the bench for Sunrisers (Hyderabad) and couldn’t get a game, moving around different franchises as a spare overseas player. But now he just seems like he’s found another gear and he’s probably playing better than he’s played in his life.”
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