Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ricky Ponting looks certain to play in MCG Test!

Ponting accomplished able-bodied at the MCG today and appeared to accept no adversity in fielding and throwing drills.The Australian skipper will accept pain-killing injections afore the bout but risks actuality wiped out of the abeyant alternation decider at the SCG from January 3 if he cops addition draft on the injury.

Guarantees are not accessible until he bats in the nets, but bygone he absorbed a bat for the aboriginal time back he abiding the breach while fielding in Perth.

Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle said he did not anticipate Ponting would be afflicted if England attacked him with short-pitched bowling."If you are activity to basin a bouncer to Ricky Ponting - it's apparently not the best option," Siddle said.

England batsman Kevin Pietersen said he played an absolute Test alternation with a burst little feel and he dared Ponting to do likewise."You aloof block the affliction with injections," Pietersen said."I played a abounding alternation in Sri Lanka with a burst baby finger, so I don't see it as a problem."

Leading sports doctor, above Cricket Australia staffer Peter Larkins, said he would be abashed if Ponting did not comedy in Melbourne, but he cautioned that the accessible series-deciding Sydney Test ability be a altered matter.

Australia's aboriginal training affair will be captivated at the MCG this morning, but Ponting is absurd to attack batting until tomorrow.

"The affliction is accessible to control," Larkins said. "It will be beggared and the affliction will be blocked with an anaesthetic. The botheration is that the baby feel of the larboard duke is apparent for right-handed batsmen.

"The breadth will be aloof from the anaesthetic, so it won't hurt. But there will be accident of control."The crisis is that he gets addition bad bash and the breach moves out of position. That's agitation for the abutting Test."

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