However, some non-cricketing matters are still out there ahead of the match. Following Harbhajan Singh’s successful appeal against his three match ban for alleged racist remark to Andrew Symonds, now Australian media, players and fans are not satisfied with the verdict given by John Hansen, a Justice from
Sydney Morning Herald reported:
judge John Hansen, who heard the appeal, apportioned much of the blame to Symonds for starting the spat. New Zealand
"Right the way through this, he has had a fairly amazing knack of when things have gone against him or gone bad that he's been able to play some of his best cricket as a result," Ponting said.
Harbhajan Singh was handed a three match ban by match referee Mike Proctor for allegedly racially abusing Andrew Symonds during the
Ponting has hinted that the controversies could inspire Symonds play another smashing innings against India. I think, that is what would be dangerous for
Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Stuart Clarke and spinner Brad Hogg were also overlooked, while Shaun Tait was not considered after announcing his retirement on Tuesday.
Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Nathan Bracken and Ashley Noffke were all added to the bowling roster while Brad Hodge and David Hussey, the brother of established international Mike Hussey, was selected for his international debut.
I think, Ricky Ponting and his deputy Michael Clarke have a lot to offer as the team is very inexperienced with Mathew Hayden being rested for the match. However, Ricky Ponting is not confirmed for the match yet as he is recovering from his back injury which he sustained during the fourth test of the series.
The Age reported:
"I didn't play the last Twenty20 game so if I'm fit I'll have to come back into the side somewhere, hopefully I do, so we've got a bit of discussion … mainly about the team and just mainly about how we want to approach this game," Ponting said.
"I injured my back last week in
obviously, been pretty much flat on my back for the last couple of days just trying to give myself the best chance to recover. Adelaide
Indian squad also has some injury problems and they seem to be worst sufferer for injury woe. Their in form pacer Rudra Pratap Singh and in form batsman Yuvraj Singh, both of whom had an important role in
The Age reported:
"We will take the Twenty20 as one of the practice games," he said.
"We will look to win, but that's best that the reserve guys have come in and join the squad, so we need to get the best out of it and hopefully the weather will be better for cricket tomorrow."
So, you can see that
That is why, it is for sure
Whom do you think to be the winner of the match?
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