ADELAIDE: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has questioned Aaron Finch’s shot selection after the opener had his stumps rattled for nought after attempting a booming cover-drive in the first Test against India in Adelaide as he was not pleased with Australians batting.
“Everyone knows he struggles a little bit against moving red ball, and we have a series here and an Ashes series not too far away. The ball’s going to move around a lot when we’re over in England,” Ponting told cricket.com.au. “The shot we saw today is not what a good Test match opener should do third ball of the innings. The new ball on that wicket was always going to be the hardest time to bat, and he went for a hard cover drive. Sometimes that can happen, but he’s got a lot of work to do.”–Agencies