December 22, 2021 0:25 am
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting questioned Joe Root’s comment on the English bowler during the ash and said he was responsible for making changes as needed as a touring side captain.
After a nine-wicket thrash in Brisbane’s opening round, England lost their second test in Adelaide on Monday with 275 runs, beating the five-game series 2-0.
Root said that after testing the pink ball, his bowler needs to bowl more completely and “be a little brave”.
“When I heard that, I was almost out of the seat,” Ponting told the Cricket Australia website. “So who’s the job to change them? Why are you the captain?
“What are you doing in the field if you can’t affect the length of bowling?
“Joe Root can come back and say whatever he wants, but if you’re a captain, you have to be able to sense that the bowler isn’t bowling where you want. That’s the captain’s. It’s all. “
Ponting also suggested that England’s bowling attack was the best when the route left the field due to an inguinal injury and the captain was temporarily handed over to Ben Stokes.
“What’s interesting to me is that they were full of games only when Joe Root wasn’t on the ground,” Ponting said. “At the beginning of the fourth day of the meeting on the ground before play began, Stokes took over the captain. That was the only time he threw the ball in the game.”
The third ash test will take place from December 26th to 30th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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