Ricky Ponting

Former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting mentioned that the ICC made the proper name in extending the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to 5 matches from 4, which is able to delight the gamers and the followers.

Within the newest FTP cycle launched by the ICC for the 2023-27 cycle, Australia will play 21 Checks whereas India will play 20. The 2 groups will meet one another in a 5-match sequence as nicely for the primary time in over 30 years.

"It's A Fantastic Initiative And The Players Will Enjoy As Well" - Ricky Ponting On Border-Gavaskar Trophy Extended To 5 Matches
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I believe spectators from Australia and India and possibly anybody that beloved the sport around the globe would have preferred to have seen extra Check matches between Australia and India, so completely I believe it’s a unbelievable initiative and extra importantly, I believe all of the gamers will actually take pleasure in that as nicely,” Ponting instructed Sanjana Ganesan on The ICC Evaluate.

“The circumstances they play in are contrasting” – Ricky Ponting

Ponting mentioned that the sequence is thrilling as the 2 nations supply totally different circumstances and challenges. Whereas the Aussie pitches supply extra to the seamers, the subcontinent tracks are favoured in the direction of the tweakers.

The factor about Australia-India sequence is that the circumstances we play into so are so totally different and so contrasting. When India come to Australia they get the quick, bouncy wickets that provide one thing for the seamers.”

Pat Cummins and Cheteshwar Pujara
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 19: Pat Cummins of Australia and teammates rejoice taking the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara throughout day 5 of the 4th Check Match within the sequence between Australia and India at The Gabba on January 19, 2021, in Brisbane, Australia. (Picture by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Photographs)

After which when Australia go to India it’s just about the opposite approach spherical with lots of spin and lots of reverse swing bowling. In order that distinction in itself I believe is what gamers actually like and what the followers would love to look at,” Ponting added.

Australia will host India within the 2023-25 WTC cycle earlier than travelling to India for the 2025-27 WTC cycle.

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