Ricky Ponting, who used to be a great Australian captain, recently said that David Warner will not be removed from the team for the World Test Championship Final. The match is going to happen in June and will be played in England. The team will either play against India or Sri Lanka, depending on the results of some other matches.
Ponting, while speaking in an interview with the International Cricket Council has said that he feels Australia will call Warner back only for the WTC Final.
“I think they’ll definitely want to play him in the World Test Championship match,”
Ponting said on The ICC Review.
Ricky Ponting on Warner’s Ashes selection
“They have got some really big decisions to make, leading into the Ashes [in England] as well. A bit like some of the selection issues they had coming to India,”
the former Australian captain added.
Ricky Ponting thought that Warner might not be selected for the Ashes because he has had trouble playing against Stuart Broad. However, Ponting believes that Warner will get another chance to prove himself in the final of the WTC.
“But I don’t think it’s the end of David Warner, I think they’ll bring him back for that one game. If he does well there, then I think he’ll probably start the Ashes and see from there.”
The former cricket player also said that Warner had a great opportunity to retire from Test cricket after his 100th Test match. He had scored a double-century against South Africa. However, he missed that chance.
“He’d just played his 100th Test in Melbourne, and obviously got 200 in the first innings down there. And to bow out in front of his home crowd is obviously the way that every player would like to finish their careers.“
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