WTC Final: Ricky Ponting selected both Warner and Head in Australia’s playing 11; Gave this bowler a chance in place of ‘Unfit Hazlewood’
The Kangaroo team came on a tour of India earlier this year when Travis Head opened after David Warner was injured. He was not in the playing 11 in the first test. Selected in the middle order in the second test. He opened after Warner was injured.
Former captain Ricky Ponting has selected Australia’s playing 11 for the World Test Championship Final (WTC Final). He has selected 5 batsmen, one wicketkeeper, one all-rounder, three fast bowlers and one spinner in the playing 11. He has given both David Warner and Travis Head a chance in the team. Scott Boland has been selected when Josh Hazlewood remains unfit. This mega-match between India and Australia will be played from June 7 to June 11.
The Kangaroo team came on a tour of India earlier this year when Head opened after Warner was injured. He was not in the playing 11 in the first test. Selected in the middle order in the second test. He opened in the second innings after Warner was injured. Warner was ruled out of the Test series and played as an opener. Head is a regular part of the Australian team and plays in the middle order only.
Josh Hazlewood’s injury is a problem
Josh Hazlewood’s injury is a problem for the team led by Pat Cummins. In the ICC review, Ricky Ponting has advocated playing Scott Boland if the star fast bowler is not fit. Boland, 34, has taken 28 wickets in 7 Tests. In the year 2021, he made a great debut against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. However, he does not have the experience of playing in England. He played in the Nagpur Test on the tour of India and did not get any wickets.
Ricky Ponting picks Australia’s playing 11 for World Test Championship
Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.
Australia’s team for the World Test Championship
Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vc) ), Mitchell Starc, David Warner.