ICC World Test Championship Final: “Travis Head Probably Is Similar To Adam Gilchrist”- Ricky Ponting

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The Australian cricket team handed down the terms against India on day 1 of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC Final 2021-23). travis head he played a stellar 146 runs off 156 balls and hit 22 fours and 1 six. travis head along with Steve Smith they have put together a mammoth unbeaten partnership of 251 runs in 370 balls.

Steve Smith also played a fine unbeaten 95-run stroke on 227 balls and hit 14 fours. The Aussies couldn’t have asked for a better start as scoring 327 runs for the loss of 3 wickets says a lot about the dynamics of the team.

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The most likely way India can return in the contest is that they need wickets in quick succession and hope the pitch doesn’t deteriorate as the Aussies have a lethal bowling line-up.

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Travis Head’s confidence is growing from the game- Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting was having an interaction with the ICC. Ricky Ponting stated that Travis Head has similar traits to legendary hitter Adam Gilchrist. Ricky Ponting noted that Travis Head’s hit rate is increasing and said that the last 2 years of his have been quite remarkable.

“It’s probably similar to Gilchrist. In fact, he’s probably scoring faster now than Gilly probably ever was. His hit rate during this qualifying period (World Test Championship) is 81, which is higher than anyone else in the world who has scored more than 500 runs. Ricky Ponting said.

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“His confidence is growing with the game, his strike rate keeps going up, he hits the limits early in his innings, which puts pressure on the bowlers again, which is what you want from your mid-level players, and his last two years have been quite remarkable,” added.

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India to learn the way they bowled Travis Head in early innings: Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting was quite impressed with the way Travis Head broke boundaries and targeted the bowlers and said that the Indian bowlers did not plan for the batsman. Ricky Ponting pointed out that India missed a trick by not including Ashwin in game 11 as the Aussies have 4 left-handed batsmen.

“I think when it first comes in, you have to execute it perfectly. It’s not good to try to over-attack him because if you throw a bad ball, he’s going to save it. They’ll learn from the way they bowled him in this first innings, and they’ll definitely adapt in this second innings, but sometimes it’s too late.” Ricky Ponting said.

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“As this game progresses, I have no doubt that there will be a turn. Australia have plenty of lefties in their batting lineup that Ashwin would have been perfectly suited for. So far, to me, it seems like it was a mistake of theirs to play with all four seams, but we’ll see how the game plays out.” added.

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