Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has expressed his shock at England’s capitulation within the opening three Checks of the continuing Ashes sequence. Ponting mentioned he could not recall “a worse-performing workforce in Australia than the present English aspect after the Joe Root-captained workforce meekly misplaced the primary three matches of the sequence to finish hopes of regaining the Ashes urn. “I do not suppose I’ve seen a worse-performing workforce in Australia than what I’ve seen over the past three video games,” Ponting instructed cricket.com.au.
“We have been by way of this in Australia,” mentioned Ponting. “You wind the clock again just a few years in the past once we had our struggles in England, we modified circumstances, we modified the ball, we modified every thing as a result of we had been poor in these circumstances.
“England may want to take a look at how they will make their circumstances extra appropriate to ours.
“They play properly in England nonetheless however they do not play properly after they come right here – so perhaps they play extra with the Kookaburra ball.
“Perhaps they flatten the wickets out a bit of bit so there’s not as a lot swing and seam, so the batters are making larger scores and batting for longer durations of time.
“It could be the very same blip that (Australia) needed to have three or 4 years in the past.”
Ponting additionally criticised the England batting line-up, saying a number of the workforce’s batters aren’t on top of things in Checks.
“Among the English top-order batters that I’ve seen within the final couple of excursions, with out giving names, there’s some strategies there that I simply know usually are not going to face up at Take a look at degree,” he mentioned.
“In difficult circumstances and world-class bowlers up towards sub-standard strategies, then you definately get what occurred as we speak (on the MCG).
“The little swing dibbly-dobblers which can be getting them out over there (in county cricket), they don’t seem to be dealing with that at Take a look at degree.
“They’re dealing with guys who can truly bowl.
“What I’ve seen with their batting, they’re simply merely not ok.”
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