1 November 2009

Ponting and reading of pitches

We all get the reading of pitches wrong from time to time, but Ricky Ponting has the unfortunate knack of doing it publicly and often. His view was that 220 would be a good score in the 3rd ODI against India, and his batsmen seemed to work towards that perfectly. Unfortunately it wasn't good enough as India ambled to victory by 6 wickets!

Incidentally, I'm not sure if there's any truth in it, but this article claims that the groundsman sabbotaged Australia's training plans - if true, something that's inexcusable.

The series is hotting up so happy viewing those with Sky!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think it's commonly agreed that Ponting isn't a masterful tactician. His captaincy is based on leading by example. If he was tactically good as well then he'd be one of the best captains of all time. He's a very good player and an average captain, but has had the luxury of a good team (great when he had all those stars prior to their retirement) which makes his captaincy a lot better than it really is.