Ponting: We’ve been ordinary but belief is building

To borrow a saying, a week is a long time in sport. That’s certainly the case for a number of players at the moment, including me.

Michael Beer, the left-arm spinner in his first season for Western Australia, must be wondering what’s happening with his world after being chosen for the third Test in Perth after just five first-class games.

And talented NSW youngsters Phil Hughes and Steven Smith are back in the side.

It’s always an exciting time when youngsters are chosen to play for Australia. Their enthusiasm becomes infectious in the dressing room and out on the ground.

Seven days ago, I was in the field trying to gain an advantage as England went about setting up its Adelaide Test win.

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