Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting feels that Australia’s bowling attack is better than the current Indian bowling line-up which has been breaking records on home soil. Indian pacers and spinners have played an important role in helping the team take the top spot in the World Test Championships table. However, Ponting feels the Australian attack is better suited in different conditions and that is why he has chosen them over the Indian bowling line-up.
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“I am taking ours every day of the week,” Ponting was quoted as saying by Cricket.com.au. “India’s is fantastic; (Jasprit) Bumrah and (Mohammed) Shami have been amazing for the last couple of years and then you put Umesh Yadav into the equation with Ishant Sharma, they’ve got some very, very good fast bowlers. And when you put (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja in there, their attack is very good.”
“But their spinners struggle more in Australia, Nathan Lyon has a much better record in Australia than the Indian spinners have. And I love the variation we have with Mitchell Starc in the line-up; that left-arm just provides a little bit of something different. And he’s bowling as well as I’ve ever seen him, so there are some even better signs for this Australian attack,” he added.
Tim Paine’s troops took home full 120 points after comprehensive victories in Brisbane and Adelaide, respectively. India, who are yet to drop a point in the nine-team championship, reached 360 points after their innings victory in the pink-ball Test against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens.
Australia played the two-Test series with 56 points carried over with their five-match series against England, which had ended in a 2-2 draw. Following this series win over Pakistan, the Aussies have inched up on the table.