FirstPost.com (India) – Bengaluru: Australia still have the best depth of any cricket nation, former skipper Ricky Ponting has said while backing them to turn around their poor one-day international form in time to defend their World Cup title in England and Wales next year.

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  • Bengaluru: Australia still have the best depth of any cricket nation, former skipper Ricky Ponting has said while backing them to turn around their poor one-day international form in time to defend their World Cup title in England and Wales next year.
  • Five-time World Cup winners Australia were whitewashed 5-0 by hosts England in the ODI series which concluded last month, extending their poor ODI run, having won only 16 of their last 18 matches.
  • “There are 16 one-dayers to be played between now and the next World Cup,” the 43-year-old said at a Channel Seven promotional event.
  • Ponting, who captained Australia in their 2003 and 2007 World Cup victories, said the ODI series against England helped young players to get some games and he believes the team will keep producing great players.
  • Ponting also supported coach Justin Langer who took over reins of the team in May this year.


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