Ricky Ponting praised Indian fast bowlers
Ponting said – Nathan Lyon's record in Australia is better than Indian spinners
Lion took 5 wickets against India 4 times at home, Ashwin could not do it even once.
Dainik BhaskarDec 03, 2019, 09:55 AM IST Sports Desk. In the eyes of former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, his team is better than India in bowling. He said this to an Australian cricket website on Tuesday. However, he praised the Indian fast bowlers.
Ponting said, India's bowling attack has strengthened in the last few years. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are bowling brilliantly. If Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are added, the strength of the team increases further. But Indian spinners struggle under Australian conditions. Nathan Lyon's record here is better than the Indian spinners.
Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets against India at home 4 times. Loyan has taken 171 wickets in 45 Tests played in Australia. It has 51 wickets against India, which he achieved in 11 Tests. He has taken 5 wickets against India on 4 occasions on home ground. Ashwin so far
He has taken 27 wickets in 7 Tests played in Australia. He has not been able to take 5 wickets even once, whereas he has done so 27 times in his career. The Indian spinner has taken 362 wickets in 70 Tests.
'No change in team expected in first Test against New Zealand'
Ponting said about the New Zealand series, "I don't see any change in the playing-11 of the first Test." Because the team is playing well. He has recently defeated Pakistan in a two-match series. With this victory, Australia has come second in the ICC Test Championship. He has 176 points from 7 matches. While India with 360 points in the first place.
First Test will be played on 12 December between Australia and New Zealand
The 3-match Test series between Australia and New Zealand will begin in Perth from 12 December. The second Test will be played in Melbourne from 26 December and the third in Sydney from 3 January.