Depth in Australian cricket not where it needs to be, says Ponting

Melbourne [Australia], August 14 : Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said that the depth of cricket talent in the country is not where it needs to be right now.
Ponting’s remarks came as Australia suffered a 1-4 defeat in the five-match T20I series against Bangladesh. Earlier, the side had stumbled to a series loss by the same margin against West Indies. “The lack of knowhow and skill in those conditions brought us undone again. It’s been the achilles heel for Australian cricket for as long as I can remember – more so in Test cricket, but we’ve always found a way to be very competitive in Sri Lanka and India in white-ball cricket. Just goes to show the depth around Australia cricket is not where it needs to be so there’s some work to do there,” Ponting told Tim Paine on the Test captain’s SEN radio show, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.

“The T20 World Cup is not far away so hopefully we get all the boys fit and healthy, because I still think with everyone fit and healthy in the UAE that Australian team can push really hard to win the title. Let’s keep our fingers crossed we can put our strongest XI on the field,” he added.
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