Ricky Ponting warns Australian bowlers from Babar Azam
Ricky Ponting warns Australian bowlers from Babar Azam |Ricky Ponting warns Australian bowlers of danger to Babar Azam. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has warned Australian bowlers that Babar Azam is a threat to the two-Test series between Pakistan and Australia. Babar Azam is currently the third-best batsman in the T20 World No.1 and ODI World Rankings and that is why Ricky Ponting has declared him a major threat despite the average of just 35 in Test cricket.
Talking to Cricket Australia, Ricky Ponting said, “We have not yet seen the best performance of Babar Azam in Test cricket, he has played around 20 Tests and averaged around 35 but he is a better cricketer. Averages 54 and strike rate 90 in ODIs. Former Australian captain described Babar Azam as a top-class batsman and said that he is a talented cricketer and Babar will be the only batsman who’s eyes will be most focused on me this season. The Australian and Kiwis have seen cricketers but I am excited to see Babur’s batting.
The two-Test series between Pakistan and Australia will begin on November 21 in Brisbane and Babar Azam has proved his form by playing a magnificent inning of 157 runs in a three-day practice match against Australia A. He was also a part of the visiting Pakistan team 3 years ago, but he faced difficulties while batting at number three in the previous tour, especially on many occasions when he had beaten Josh Hazelwood.
Ricky Ponting, on the occasion, described the Pakistani team management as the success of Babar Azam in Test matches, saying that they should be kept away from the new ball and when the ball gets old, they will be very effective. Ricky Ponting said that Pakistan tried them at number three earlier but this method could not be successful so I would advise them to stay away from the new ball in Australia as I think you can get the best out of them are.