Aussies working on plan to stop Duminy run riot

January 23rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Jan.23 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting plans to keep South African batter J.P. Duminy on strike for as long as possible in a bid to ruin the Proteas star’’s dream summer with the bat.
Ponting and his teammates have discussed at length how to bring down Duminy and South Africa’’s chances of winning the one-day match at the SCG.
“He’’s in terrific form, there’’s no doubt about that, from the moment he’’s walked to the crease every game he’’s hit everything in the middle of the bat,” Ponting said.
“What we need to do with him is make it harder for him to get off strike and our inner-ring fielders to put extra pressure on him. We need our bowlers to bowl a certain length that is going to allow the fielders to get in close and cramp him up, Ponting added.
According to Fox Sports, Duminy has been the standout player of the summer series.
Meanwhile, South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has said that he wants to keep pressure on Aussie opener David Warner. He feels that Warner has been unfairly hailed as “the new Messiah” of Australian cricket.
“David is a good player and he looks very talented, but he’’s only played a handful of games, he hasn”t played a game of first-class cricket yet,” Arthur said. (ANI)

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