Ponting undecided on final XI for Perth

Australian captain Ricky Ponting says he’ll take a final look at the WACA Ground surface on Thursday morning before naming a final XI for the pivotal third Ashes Test against England.

Ponting said that the distinct green tinge to the surface made the choice of four fast bowlers a legitimate possibility.

Ben Hilfenhaus, Peter Siddle, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson would comprise that attack alongside the leg-spin of Steve Smith, leaving Michael Beer as the 12th man.

However, Ponting observed that the grass, while green, did not appear to be of the coarse kind that would take appreciable seam movement.

“We’ll have to see how the conditions look tomorrow,” Ponting said.

Full story: yahoo.com.au

 

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