On Monday Ricky Ponting, former Australia skipper said South Africa should consider releasing an all-out pace attack against New Zealand in the semis clash of the International Cricket Council World Cup on Tuesday.

Ponting said the South Africa should leave out leg-spin bowler Imran Tahir, their leading wicket-taker for the World Cup with 15 scalps, and back their pace bowlers to utilize the pace-friendly conditions in Auckland.

Ricky Ponting told Cricket Australia (CA) that spin bowler Imran Tahir got 4 wickets for South Africa previous game, but they might be enticed to load up with pacers for that ground and he reckons that will be a good strategy.

He added that The Black Caps have been remarkable, but apart from Australia no bowling assault has asked any serious questions of their batsmen. It looks to swing for most of the match at Eden Park so the bowlers on both teams are going to make it hard for the batsmen and that movement makes it hard to utilize the short boundaries.

Vernon Philander, South African pacer has been declared healthy for the knockout fight after missing their quarter-final victory over Sri Lanka and emerging in just three of the six group games due to a hamstring problem.

The right-arm pace bowler seems set to rejoin Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn in the team on Tuesday, while Kyle Abbott has done little wrong with 9 wickets at an average of 14.44 from 4 games.

The Kiwis have demonstrated their power at the top of the order with Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum and Saturday’s double-centurion Martin Guptill, but Ricky Ponting suggests the competition Australia are vulnerable through the middle order.

The 40 years old said that he wonders a wee bit about the Black Caps middle order if South Africa go hard at them with 4 pacers.

Ponting thinks Grant Elliott, Ross Taylor and those blokes might find the going hard if the squeeze is put on them.

    A cricket addict

    Related Posts

    After Kohli’s Lavish Praise, Amir Gives His Reply as Bromance Between the Two Continues

    It has been a very healthy rivalry between India’s captain and premier batsman Virat Kohli and Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir. It was Amir’s sensational...
    India Vs New Zealand, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Spinner, Men in Blue, Favourites, Limited-Overs Series,

    India Vs New Zealand: Predicted XI of Black Caps for 1st ODI at Wankhade

    Led by Kane Williamson - New Zealand, who are expected to give a tough fight to India in its den, is sweating it out...

    WWE: TLC PPV 2017 Match Card, Preview & Prediction

    Since its innovation back in 2009, WWE TLC PPV had always been scheduled in December. This year, for the first-time-ever, it is being held two months...

    If I Get To 618, That Will Be My Last Test Match: Ravichandran Ashwin

    India’s spin bowling spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin spoke in a patronising fashion when he was recently asked if he would like to go past Anil...

    WWE Rumour: The Undertaker to Return at Survivor Series PPV

    As reported earlier, the main reason why Kane has joined forces with the opponents of The Shield was to seek vengeance against Roman Reigns. At Wrestlemania,...