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Ponting views short-ball troubles as a ‘wake-up’ call for Australia

United News of India – London, June 8 — Australia assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes that the
top-order’s struggles facing short-pitched bowling against West Indies could
be a wake-up call for the five time World Cup Champions, ahead of their third
match in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Summary

  • London, June 8 — Australia assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes that thetop-order’s struggles facing short-pitched bowling against West Indies couldbe a wake-up call for the five time World Cup Champions, ahead of their thirdmatch in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • The West Indies pace attack – relying on judicious use of short-pitched bowling- rocked the Australian top order to reduce them to 38/4, and later to 79/5 atTrent Bridge on Thursday.
  • a wake-up call,” Ponting told an Australian newschannel.
  • Usman Khawaja, who had been hit by a bouncer in a practice match lastmonth by Andre Russell, struggled against the same bowler at Trent Bridge,before being dismissed to a rash shot.
  • “Bumrah, we know, is a very good newball bowler and I’m sure he’ll mix it up and bowl some short stuff and some fullstuff,” he said.

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