News – Supplied video obtained May 23, 2019 of Assistant Coach, Ricky Ponting, speaking to the media following Australia’s seven wicket win over the West Indies in a practice match in Hampshire.
- Australia’s play England in their first official World Cup practice match at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire.
- As the skippers were spread out across four couches on a stage in front of hundreds of journalists, Morgan (England) and Kohli (India) shared a seat next to one another.
- England is ranked No.
- Some Australian cricket fans may have been thinking the toughest challenge awaiting the national side at the World Cup would be how it reintegrates Steve Smith and David Warner, but the reality is, India and England pose the most serious threat.
- The Aussies have plenty of class but if good batting wickets pave the way for par scores of 350-plus then they may struggle to reach the same gear the likes of India and England operate at.