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“India And…”: Ricky Ponting Picks T20 World Cup Finalists

Only three in race for the trophy says the former Australian skipper.

The much-awaited T20 cup is lined up in October-November this year in Australia and the hosts would look to defend the title after winning the tournament last year in the UAE. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has claimed India to be the favourites in the tournament. Ponting also backed the Aaron Finch led team to win the title once again.

“I think India and Australia will be the two playing in the final and I will just have to say that Australia will beat them in the final. The reigning champions have got home conditions and that was one thing that made Australia’s win in the last World Cup, not remarkable, but that little bit sweeter for them,”


The fact that a lot of people, me included, thought when they went to UAE, the conditions that they were going to have to face on the back of the IPL, I thought the conditions might have been the thing that might not have allowed them to win it. But they found a way,” he added.

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“Pakistan cannot win the tournament”- Ricky Ponting

Ponting also said that Pakistan cannot win the tournament unless their skipper Babar Azam gets runs.

“If Babar doesn’t have a great tournament, I don’t think they can win. I saw him up close and personal a couple of years ago out here in a Test series against Australia and I said it then, I thought the sky was the limit for this guy as far as Test match batting (was concerned) and, if anything, he’s probably got better and better in the last couple of years. Their openers are very important and their new-ball bowlers are very important, but that role of the spin bowler in Australia might be a little bit more difficult with wickets that probably won’t give them assistance,”


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Ponting believes there are only 3 nations in race to clinch the Cup

“I actually think England are an outstanding white-ball team and they have an outstanding white-ball setup. I just think the three teams on paper that look to have the most class and the most match-winners are India, Australia, and England.”

Ponting Concluded.


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