Jo Root’s men were the fastest to surrender to Arn after being bowled out for a paltry 68 on the third day of the third Test and losing the match by an innings and 14 runs. England lost the first two Tests by nine wickets and 275 runs Brisbane And Adelaide Respectively
England left Stuart Broad’s experienced pace pair James Anderson From the first Test team. Anderson was not selected to prepare for the second Test of the day-night in Adelaide, while left-arm spinner Jack Leach was picked on Broad for the recently concluded match.
“They have thought about their choice for Brisbane, looking forward to Adelaide and then looking to the MCG,” Ponting told Channel Seven.
“Pick your best team from the start and then see how far that group will take you. The fact that Anderson and Broad didn’t play in Brisbane is amazing.”
Ponting also criticized Root’s decision to bat first on a green pitch in a cloudy environment in Brisbane.
“In fact Joe Root It was a surprise not to bowl first in Brisbane. In fact Mark Wood Not playing in Adelaide was a surprise. He looked like one of the potential bowlers in Brisbane, “he said.
In the Brisbane Test, England selected Mark Wood, Chris Vokes and Paes trio. Oli Robinson With Ben Stokes, Who returned to action in March after being sidelined due to injuries and mental health.
But England decided to rest Wood for the Adelaide Test, although he was seen in good rhythm.
“All their plans, their ideas and their design are completely wrong, and it’s back to bite them,” Ponting said.
“If you’re going down one or two zeros, it’s not a good idea to look beyond Brisbane. And that’s it: they planned for Melbourne – already two zeros down, they’re here and wearing pants again. So, they have to think really, really deeply. ”