That's a good point, i think it will be the biggest victory for England if they can keep Ponting quite during the ashes. They managed really well last year but he still managed to draw the game at Old Trafford with that magnificent 156.honestbharani said:Ponting is easily the best post 2000 batsman now. But I just think he still hasn't faced the same quality of bowling as he did pre 2000. I know it is not his fault at all, but it is just one thing that makes me reluctant to call him the best I have ever seen. But he is easily the best batter at the moment. Will be interesting to see how he goes against England in the Ashes later this year. England have this uncanny ability of shutting down the best (and dominating) batters of the opposition. Will be interesting to see if they can do the same to Ponting. Could be the difference between winning and losing the Ashes, I feel.
By next winter, i would be amazed if Ponting can continue his current form so it will be really intresting to see how he goes.