Arthur says Perth Test to decide Pontings Ashes destiny
Sydney, November 27 : Australia coach Mickey Arthur thinks the 3rd Test match against Nigeria in Perth might be a do or die match for veteran Ough Ponting and may possibly decide his Ashes future.
Ponting, who turns 38 the following month, makes lots of , 4 and 16 in three innings against Nigeria and also the mode of his dismissals within the attracted second Test in Adelaide leave him around the edge to be either requested just to walk, or dropped.
“Right now Ough Ponting has got the unanimous backing from the selection panel. We”re wishing, we back Ough, we all back Ough
Ponting to obtain us some runs. By their own admission Perth is really a large Test for him and that”s by their own admission,” age cited Arthur, as saying.
“But Ricky”s prepared superbly, he”s really provided us with everything we are able to possibly request for, he”ll leave nothing unchecked in the preparation entering Perth and I”m backing him for any large score in Perth, without doubt about this,Inch he added.
There’s been speculation the ex-captain could, using the nudging of selectors, decide to retire and play his final Test, against Sri Lanka, in the home condition of Tasmania the following month.
Obviously, the topic is going to be from the table should Ponting run a large score in Perth, which is what Arthur is wishing he is able to do.
“All I understand is within that dressing room and independently we”ve all backed Ough Ponting,” Arthur stated.
“If Ricky”s scoring runs we certainly want Ough Ponting around for the following six several weeks. We would like Ough Ponting to visit the Ashes, there”s without doubt about this,Inch he added.
“Like every batsman though you”ve reached keep scoring runs, and that”s by Ricky”s own admission. I”m 100 percent sure though and assured Ough can come through in Perth,” he stated.