Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 184

Thread: Where would you bat Ponting ?

  1. #1
    U19 12th Man
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    280

    Where would you bat Ponting ?

    I would have him batting at 5 from the next test.

    After the glorious purple patch of 2-3 years ago it's time to accept that time has passed.
    He could go another couple of years playing a more defensive middle order role.

    If he tries to stay at 3 it could get embarassing.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    India
    Posts
    4,456
    Who would you bat at three ?

  3. #3
    International Regular Jayzamann's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    location, location
    Posts
    3,567
    Three. Last thing a man like Ponting needs right now is salt in the wounds with a drop down the order.

  4. #4
    The Wheel is Forever silentstriker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    37,802
    #14
    Quote Originally Posted by KungFu_Kallis View Post
    Peter Siddle top scores in both innings....... Matthew Wade gets out twice in one ball
    "The future light cone of the next Indian fast bowler is exactly the same as the past light cone of the previous one"
    -My beliefs summarized in words much more eloquent than I could come up with

    How the Universe came from nothing


  5. #5
    The Wheel is Forever silentstriker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    37,802
    Nah, at three. That's his spot, he'll be there until he is dropped and/or retires.

  6. #6
    International Vice-Captain Redbacks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    NT
    Posts
    4,153
    5 50's in his last 9 innings.....? Including 3/4 in conditions he has struggled in.

    Needs a hundred but c'mon.

  7. #7
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    32,421
    Three. We need stability somewhere and right now that's where he needs to be to provide it.
    + time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +


    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

  8. #8
    International Coach flibbertyjibber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Mrs Miggins pie shop
    Posts
    11,581
    Quote Originally Posted by Jayzamann View Post
    Three. Last thing a man like Ponting needs right now is salt in the wounds with a drop down the order.
    AWTA

    Would be a show of weakness too which would give England even more of an advantage going into Perth.

  9. #9
    Hall of Fame Member Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Anyone But England
    Posts
    19,940
    He bats three, unless you want to destabilise the top order further. Hughes (assuming he gets the nod) has only played with Watson once, why you'd further complicate things by bringing in someone who's never batted 3 is beyond me.

  10. #10
    Hall of Fame Member NUFAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Marrickville
    Posts
    17,988
    With Katich out and Hussey back in form Ponting has to stay at 3.

  11. #11
    International Regular simmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    3,039
    The man is one of the best bats of all time.

    He belongs are number 3.

  12. #12
    U19 12th Man
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    280
    The man is one of the best bats of all time.
    Nothing lasts forever

    He was the batsman in the world for a while IMHO

    He's not now.

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    India
    Posts
    4,456
    It may come across as a sign of weakness, and Australia just cannot afford to show any signs of weakness at this point in time.

  14. #14
    International Coach Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    11,081
    Quote Originally Posted by simmy View Post
    The man is one of the best bats of all time.

    He belongs are number 3.
    This

  15. #15
    International Debutant M0rphin3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    New Zealand doom and gloom thread
    Posts
    2,336
    Quote Originally Posted by Redbacks View Post
    5 50's in his last 9 innings.....? Including 3/4 in conditions he has struggled in.

    Needs a hundred but c'mon.
    One would expect more from a player of his class. But awta so much.
    Quote Originally Posted by mudrunner View Post
    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

    Proud Supporter of: Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson, Adam Milne

Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Rahul Dravid and Ricky Ponting 2007 Onwards
    By Sanz in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 09-12-2010, 05:57 AM
  2. Ponting - ODI Retirement?
    By sonia2 in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-02-2010, 08:51 PM
  3. Is Ricky Ponting a better batsman than Brian Lara?
    By Avada Kedavra in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 400
    Last Post: 14-12-2009, 08:08 PM
  4. Ponting shows lack of class (Chapter 94)
    By zaremba in forum Ashes 2009
    Replies: 109
    Last Post: 04-06-2009, 05:05 AM
  5. Best ODI batsman?
    By honestbharani in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 399
    Last Post: 03-06-2008, 11:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •