Friday, December 1

Virat Kohli’s absence during Test series will put all kinds of pressure on different players: Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting and Team India. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Team India has already reached its tour of Australia with a three-match ODI series starting on 27 November. The visiting team is already struggling with some injuries due to limited overs captain Rohit Sharma not being part of the ODIs and T20Is. Squads. Also, captain Virat Kohli is set to return in the first match of the four-match Test series. Anushka SharmaFirst child of.

For this reason, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels that the first game of the Test series will put more pressure on tourists. According to him, India’s playing XI is also away for the first D / N Test and Kohli’s departure will put pressure on other players like Ajinkya Rahane.

The last time India toured Australia during the 2018–19 season, they defeated the hosts by a 2–1 margin in the Border Gavaskar Trophy to win their first series in a format. But Ricky Ponting pointed to the fact that Australia was missing its best batsmen. David warner And Steve Smith.

He said, “One thing we haven’t said enough is that India was really good here last time, but with the guys (Smith and Warner) who were missing from the top order, leaving a big difference in any team India will feel that without Kohli (for three Tests), for his batting and leadership, which will put all kinds of pressure on different players.

Ponting said, “You would think (Ajinkya) Rahane would take over the captaincy, which would put extra pressure on him, and he got someone to bat, which is really important at No. 4.”

Ricky Ponting feels India has more questions to answer

Ricky Ponting also claimed that India would have a lot of questions to answer. Virat Kohli Leaves and even for the initial test of the series. The air of uncertainty around Ishant Sharma’s availability will also weaken his bowling attack which includes Mohammad Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah.

“I don’t think they will be clear in their own minds, even now, what will their batting order look like for the first Test. Who will open the batting as Kohli leaves, who will bat on four? (Pacer Mohammed) Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah – Will it be Ishant (Sharma), will it be Umesh Yadav, will it be young like Navdeep Saini or (Mohammad) Siraj?

Ponting continued, “With Pusowski and (Cameron) Green asking the questions around Australia, I think India will have to ask a few more questions.”