The excitement for this year’s cricketing fests have been shooting through the roof as the IPL carries on dancing with its bells and whistles at its fullest might while this will be followed by the WTC finale in June. Once the WTC finale is done, then we head to the Ashes following which we will be heading to the quadrennial extravaganza called World Cup.
India will be hoping to put an end to their rut in the ICC events as the last triumph arrived in 2013 where MS Dhoni and company secured the ICC Champions Trophy against England in England. Ricky Ponting had a few crucial words for the Indian cricket team ahead of the tournament and pointed out a true game-changer.
Ricky Ponting pointed out why SKY is actually the bling that India has been looking forward to
Speaking to the ICC Review, Punter said, “Everyone in their career goes through something like that. I mean, I’m not sure I have seen it before where someone’s got three first-ball ducks in a row in an entire series. But look, we’ve all been there. You have your ups and downs as international players.”
He further added, “His previous 12 or 18 months have been absolutely outstanding. And everyone around the world knows what Surya can do in white-ball cricket,” Ponting noted. “I feel they should stick with him because he’s the sort of player that can win you a World Cup. He might be a little bit inconsistent but he’s the sort of guy that in big moments can win you games. A bit like the late great Andrew Symonds did for Australia.”
The possible competitions in the middle-order for India
Ponting concluded by saying, “”So that’s definitely the way that I’d look at it for India. I wouldn’t be playing safe. I’d be going with match-winning players and I think he’s a match-winner.”
Suryakumar Yadav will be competing with Shreyas Iyer for a spot in the World Cup unless a new name emerges in the face of the upcoming contests that India may try and use for the best of results.