australian team Former captain and batsman Ricky Ponting has recently selected the top-5 Test batsmen of the current era. In which the name of the Indian batsman is also included. He has revealed these names in the fourth Test match of the Ashes series in Sydney. About which we will tell you, but before that, let us tell you that the position of the Kangaroo team, which has won the series, is very strong in the 5th match. On the other hand, England need 358 runs to win. Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting also tells you about which 5 names should be included in his list.
This English cricketer was selected at number one among the top 5 batsmen
Actually, former Australian cricketer and current-time commentator has chosen the first name of England captain Joe Root in his list of top-5 batsmen. Who scored the highest number of 1708 runs in the year 2021 in the Test format. However, the year 2022 started with his 0 and he returned to the pavilion without opening an account in his very first Test series.
Ricky Ponting has named Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne in his list. Who has made the first place in the recently released ICC rankings. He has been at the top position in the batting rankings, leaving behind Joe Root. Labuschagne has also performed tremendously with his bat in the Ashes series being played at present.
These 2 batsmen were selected at number 3 and 4
At number three, the former cricketer has chosen the name of Kane Williamson, the Test captain of the New Zealand team. Under Williamson’s captaincy, New Zealand won this title by defeating India in the final match of the World Test Championship 2021 last year. Not only this, Williamson also contributed a lot with his bat to take the team to the final.
Along with this, in the final match played against India, he played a brilliant innings and made the team champion. At number four, Ricky Ponting has selected the name of Australian batsman Steve Smith. For some time, Smith’s bat has not played much in the Test format. He scored the last Test century of his career against India in Sydney last year.
Virat has also been included in his list.
Ricky Ponting has also chosen the name of Indian team captain and star batsman Virat Kohli as the 5th name in the top-5 Test list. However, for the last 26 months, not a single century has come from Kohli’s bat. He scored the last century against Bangladesh team in November 2019. This match was played in Kolkata.
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