Australia is having a good World Cup campaign for 2019 after defeating Afghanistan and Windies in the total of two matches that they have played. They faced certain pressure while playing under the Windies bowlers after they picked up five wickets of the opponent Aussie squad early in the match, before the contributions from Steve Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile aided the team in posting a staunch 288 runs before they went forth to defend it. Talking about the same, the former Aussie skipper said that this is supposed to be a wakeup call for the entire team so that they do not fail in front of the top teams while playing important matches.
It could be just a good learning curve for those guys at the top and hopefully they’ll bounce back strong
“It could very well be a wake-up call. Just understanding that if you are under pressure in big games like World Cup games, finding a mechanism or a way to get through (is important),” said Ponting. “It could be just a good learning curve for those guys at the top and hopefully they’ll bounce back strong,” he said.
Windies fast bowlers used the pitch for short deliveries and this really tested the Aussie batters. The skipper of the Aussie squad, Aaron finch although is leading the team great for failed to accumulate runs along with Usman Khawaja. Even the banned duo of Steve Smith and David Warner has not been consistent in scoring runs.
We’ll worry about that in the next couple of days
Marcus Stoinis has been consistent throughout as an all-rounder. Ricky Ponting said that Indian pacers are going to be a tough challenge for the Aussie squad and they need to take care of their batting order for the same. India is all ready to fight the Australian team in the World Cup on June 9th at the Kennington Oval in London.
He further said that the Australian team has to be careful about the Indian bowlers. “Do they maybe go with only the one spinner and use (off-spinning allrounder) Kedar Jadav as a second spinner and play another fast bowler? We’ll worry about that in the next couple of days and make sure all the boys are prepared,” he added.