Two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting has revealed the two teams he thinks will reach the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia later this year and which one he hopes will win the trophy.
Ponting has watched a lot of T20 cricket of late, with the former Australia captain spending time as an assistant to the Australian team under Justin Langer, head coach of Delhi Capitals in the IPL for the last five years and commentating on the Big Bash League. . matches.
Having watched and closely analyzed the best players from around the world, he has now shared his views on the upcoming T20 World Cup with host Sanjana Ganesan in the latest episode of The ICC Review.
Who wins the coveted trophy While Ponting admits some luck is required to win a major ICC trophy, the 47-year-old was strong on the teams he believed were most likely to succeed in Australia.
I think India and Australia will be the two that will play in the final and I have to say that Australia will beat them in the final,” said Ponting. The reigning champions have local conditions and that was one thing that made Australia’s win in the last World Cup not remarkable, but a bit sweeter for them.
The fact that a lot of people, myself included, thought when they went to the UAE, the conditions that they were going to have to face at the back of the IPL, I thought that the conditions might have been what I might not have allowed. them to win it.
Who then is the main danger to Australia and India Ponting has been a long time fan of Brendon McCullum and has been extremely impressed with what the brash Kiwi has produced so far during his recent Test series tenure.
He also knows how capable New England white-ball coach Matthew Mott is, given his excellent record with the Australian women’s team.