Ricky Ponting predicts the leading wicket-taker of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023


India and Australia squared off in the first Test of the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. The spinners dominated the proceedings in the fixture as India annihilated Australia by an innings and 132 runs.

Ravindra Jadeja (5/47) picked up a fifer in the first essay while Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his 31st five-wicket haul in Test cricket during the third innings of the match. For Australia, debutant Todd Murphy scalped 7 wickets for 124 runs.

Hence, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting did not face any difficulty in naming the bowler who will finish as the leading wicket-taker of ongoing India versus Australia series.

Speaking on the ICC Review, the Australia legend heaped praises on Team India’s comeback man, Jadeja.

“I had seen his return to first-class cricket last week and he got some 11 wickets or something. As soon as I saw that I knew Aussies were in for a nightmare.

“Because of how he bowls on those sort of wickets – the pace that he bowls, the line that he bowls to right-handers in particular, where he is pitching the ball on the stumps all the time, and one would turn and one will slide on, like we saw, with the dismissal of Steve Smith. I mean they’re two identical deliveries. One just happened to turn and the other one went straight on and went back through the gate and bowled him,” said Ponting.

The 48-year-old also predicted that if Jadeja plays all four Test matches, he will be the leading wicket-taker of this series.

“As the series goes on, if his body holds up and he can get through the four Test matches, I think he could very well be the leading wicket-taker in this entire series,” added Panting.

Jadeja even smashed a brilliant half-century with the bat in his comeback game for Team India. His 70-run helped the hosts take a big lead over the touring party.

#Ricky #Ponting #predicts #leading #wickettaker #BorderGavaskar #Trophy


Related Posts

Women change the fortune of Mumbai Indians in the opening encounter

[ad_1] Mumbai Indians have an unwanted record in the Indian Premier League. Rohit Sharma-led IPL team, despite winning the league multiple times, has hardly won the opening…

“What A Start To The WPL”- Twitter Reacts As Mumbai Indians Beat Gujarat Giants In First WPL 2023 Game

[ad_1] MI Women registered a resounding victory over Gujarat Giants (GG) in the opening fixture of WPL 2023. MI Women won the match by a whooping margin…

Twitter reactions: Jason Roy, bowlers steer England to series-clinching win over Bangladesh

[ad_1] An incredible hundred from explosive opener Jason Roy and an all-round effort from Sam Curran propelled England to dominating win in the second ODI at Sher-e-Bangla…

UPW vs GG Dream 11 Prediction: WPL 2023 Match 3 UP Warriorz vs Gujarat Giants Dream11 Team Tips for Today’s WPL Match

[ad_1] UP Warriorz are set to face Gujarat Giants in the third game of WPL. Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai will be the venue for the…

WPL 2023: Only The Physio Will Have That Information

[ad_1] Beth Mooney-led Gujarat Giants did not have the start the franchise were looking for as the franchise were thrashed by Mumbai Indians in the opening fixture…

WPL 2023: TV channels, live streaming details – Where to watch in India, Australia, US, UK & other countries

[ad_1] The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) will start on March 4 with Mumbai Indians (MI) squaring off with Gujarat Giants in the tournament…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *