Ponting backs Johnson’s WACA record

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Australia’s fast bowlers have gathered in Perth, uncertain of who will be carrying the drinks when the third Test begins on Thursday. The captain Ricky Ponting has said there will be strong competition between the fast men, with Mitchell Johnson back in the mix after being dropped along with Ben Hilfenhaus for the Adelaide Test.

Johnson, Hilfenhaus, Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris have all been named in Australia’s 12-man squad, and although there is a chance that all four could play, Ponting always prefers to have a specialist spinner on hand. If that means Michael Beer plays alongside the allrounder Steven Smith, one of the pace bowlers must sit out.

Full story: ESPNcricinfo




Filed under 3rd Test - Perth, Ashes 2010/11

2 responses to “Ponting backs Johnson’s WACA record

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