Ricky Ponting endorses Cricket Australia's ability to find talent

Ricky Ponting endorses Cricket Australia’s ability to find talent

The Aussies have been under the cosh with results not going their way in recent times.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

At the moment, it would seem as though Australian cricket is in a downward spiral. Having been hammered at the hands of England 5-0 in a historic series for the latter, the Aussies have been on the receiving end in cricketing terms as well. The loss in the tri-series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe also endured doubts regarding the fragility of Australian cricket at the moment.  However, despite all of this, former skipper Ricky Pointing has reinforced the Aussies’ claims stating that the bad times were indeed coming to a close and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Ponting, who is perhaps the most successful captain Australia has ever seen said that he had faith in the depth of the cricketing structure and that they will indeed continue producing the good players they always have in the past.“One thing I do know is we’ve got still the best depth of any cricket nation in the world and I will continue to say that. We’ll keep producing great players,” Ponting said.

Poting also said that they were thinking about the World Cup which is less than a year away. “It’s only 12 months away from the next one-day World Cup. The last five games — (while) the results did not quite go our way, it gave an opportunity for some younger guys to get some games under their belts. There are 16 one-dayers to be played between now and the next World Cup,” he added.

‘Excited about the future’

At the moment, with Darren Lehmann also not on the coaching staff, Ricky Ponting reinforced his faith in incumbent coach Justin Langer. He also added that the Aussies would produce the goods when it came to talent scouting in the next 20 years as well.

“The environment Justin Langer will create around that team will be a place that everyone will just get better, they’ll just improve, they’ll love the environment. I’m really excited about what the future holds not just right now but for the next 20 years,” Ponting said.

“We are a passionate cricket nation that keeps producing good players. We’ve got some seriously good players that at their best will challenge any team in the world in any conditions,” he said.

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