Ashes 2019: David Warner Should Free Himself Up In The Mind – Ricky Ponting
The return to Test cricket from the ban isn’t that great for David Warner as it was for Steve Smith. He is struggling to survive in the middle for the team, despite the pressure is on the opposition team. Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting believes that the fault is in the mindset of David Warner rather than his game.
The former Australian skipper wants David Warner to take the aggressive way, which he used to use in the Test matches when he wasn’t banned from the game. Ricky Ponting believes that Warner would deliver the goods when he sets his mind right and knock those deliveries to the fence without any fear.
The five-time Ashes winner and current assistant coach Ricky Ponting believes that Warner needs to accommodate to Broad’s plans and try to command the English spearhead with an aggressive approach. Ponting believes that Warner missed three chances to find the boundary rope in the 11 balls he faced from Broad before his dismissal on the 2nd day of the Lord’s Test.
David Warner missed scoring opportunities – Ricky Ponting
Warner only managed to score three runs off 17 balls before Stuart Broad got his wicket. It was a third time for Stuart Broad to take the wicket of David Warner in the three innings so far.
“I think the thing that would disappoint Davey the most was the fact there were a few clear scoring opportunities that he missed. There were a few really wide ones that he would generally pounce on and cut, and there was a half volley that he got a thick outside edge on and went to backward point,” Cricket.com.au quoted Ricky Ponting as saying.
“I spoke to him [Warner] before the series and he knew that was the way they were going to bowl to him,” he said. “People think he’s just a stand-and-deliver batsman, but there’s a lot more thought into it than that. It’s a hard thing to do to pick yourself up and just go and hit the ball. But that’s what he’s going to have to do and that’s the way he plays his best.”
Meanwhile, his partner in crime, Steve Smith is doing wonders for the team. He single-handedly helped the team in the first Test of the match and also battling it out for the team in the second Test at Lords as well. Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out for David Warner in the remaining few innings.