India registered a amazing 8-wicket win in the second Take a look at in this article right after a humiliating defeat in the first match in Adelaide the place they experienced scored their least expensive ever Check score of 36.
“(Australia) built 191 there (in Adelaide), 195 and 200 below. That is not batting in Check match cricket. And the be concerned I’ve bought is how lengthy it requires them to get those people operates. That is my difficulty,” Ponting informed cricket.com.au.
“They’ve obtained to exhibit some far more intent. They can’t be scared of finding out. They have obtained to go out and bat and rating runs and they’ve got to get them quicker than two-and-a-50 percent operates an above.”
The famous batsman reported the national selectors “have received a lot more concerns to solution now than they have experienced in a extended time”.
He explained if the Australians were being seeking to apply on their own and bat for very long intervals of time, they “have not been good sufficient to do that” as can be noticed in Adelaide and at the MCG.
“They have scored at two-and-a-50 % operates an more than in Adelaide and below (in Melbourne) and they did (that) versus India in the last sequence out in this article (and) that was also a further dropping collection.
“I think they require to have a superior seem at how they are taking part in.”
In the two Tests so much, Australia’s maximum individual score is Tim Paine‘s unbeaten 73 in Adelaide, even though there have only been 3 partnerships worthy of much more than 50.
“It is really all about partnerships and they have not experienced any partnerships via the first pair of games,” said Ponting, a person of the most profitable captains at any time in planet cricket.
“The cracks are possibly painted around from Adelaide.”
Ponting conceded that star batsman Steve Smith is having difficulties and he requirements to get back to form if Australia have to continue to be afloat in the series. Smith has scored 1, 1 not out, and 8 in the four innings so considerably.
“Correct now, Smith generally hasn’t been there, Warner hasn’t been there and Marnus has created a few of 40s but experienced all kinds of luck and not been capable to capitalise.
“They require Warner back again, they need to have Smith to rating operates, they want Labuschange to come across the kind of past summer time as perfectly,” mentioned the famous batsman.
“… all those 3 players are so vitally important to this Australian line up. We noticed the last tour out below (in 2018-19) with Smith and Warner not remaining there how frail Australia looked then.”