Ponting’s role as Australian Captain could end in the near future: Cricket Australia Official

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Ponting’s role as Australian Captain could end in the near future: Cricket Australia Official

A senior Cricket Australia’s official has suggested that Ricky Ponting’s reign as the Australian Captain is about to end. The World Cup is entering into a critical stage and in one day time we would be entering into the Quarter finals stages of the competition. The Quarter final is a very crucial stage for all the teams and one small mistake by them could easily cost them a place in the semi final stages of the competition.

Australia is one team which has performed normally in the competition and has managed to win 4 of the 6 Matches which they have played in the League Stages. Australia would play India in the Quarter finals in Ahmedabad on Thursday and it would be one challenging task for the Australian team to pose some issues for India in their own backyard.

The Australian Captain, Ricky Ponting is one individual who has not impressed us with his Captaincy skills in the tournament and has found it difficult to be on top of the tense situations in different phases of the Match. Experts are speculating that Ponting days as the Captain of the Australian team are almost over and we might see a changed Australian Captain after the world cup.

 A senior cricket official from Cricket Australia stated about the fate of Ponting “We need to be looking into the future”. He further said “It’s time for us to make a change”. The Australian cricket team is in an urgent need of a changed Captain and they need to bring some fresh faces within their lineup for the future. There are some potential players within the Australian side who have the potential to be the future Captain of the Australian side these players have the capability to bring a lot of energy and “leadership” within the Australian team.

 Ricky Ponting has also not impressed everyone with his batting and has not scored a half century in the competition. The batting form for a Captain is quite crucial as it helps him to get some good energy and motivation into his Captaincy skills. It also helps the Captain to have a clear mind and adopt some good decision making skills for the crucial stages of the Match.

Ponting’s Captaincy future would be decided after the world cup when Australia would tour Bangladesh in April. Ponting would be retaining his Captaincy during the Quarter finals and it would be a perfect opportunity for him to make some impressive scores in the important clashes of the tournament. If he manages to score some handy runs for his team than he would definitely impress the selectors and would be in a good position to end his career on a high note.

Australia is currently the defending champion in one day cricket and this factor could also motivate Ponting to win the third consecutive world cup as the Captain of the Australian team.