Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has named three potential bowlers to be included in the final-15 of the World Cup squad, which includes Indian-origin medium-pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu.
Ponting is impressed with the domestic form of pace pair Jason Behrendorff and Sandhu, while the triple World Cup winner believes that the 20-year-old Aston Agar could also be included as a specialist spinner.
“Jason Behrendorff from the Perth Scorchers has been a standout for me so far in the Big Bash and his domestic record is also good,” Ponting told SEN’s Summer Breakfast program.
The New South Wales-born Sandhu, whose parents hail from Punjab, has bagged 52 wickets in 29 List-A matches at an average of 24.36. Ponting opines that the 6 foot 3 inches-tall bowler is a good limited-over proposition.
“And Gurinder Sandhu is the other one. I think he’s a terrific short form bowler. He bowls well at the death in T20 games which is probably an area that Australia haven’t really ever excelled in the limited-overs game,” he said.