Australian great Ricky Ponting has backed the addition of Michael Neser to Australia's squad for the ICC World Test Championship final but would turn to another pacer in the decider against India.
Australia will play against India in the ICC World Test Championship final that begins on June 7 at the Oval. All-rounder Neser looms as another fast-bowling option for Australia but will first need to be added to their 15-player WTC squad when it is confirmed by Sunday, May 28.
The 33-year-old Neser has pressed his claims for a spot in the WTC final squad during an outstanding stint in the County Championship in which he has picked 19 wickets and 311 runs in five matches.
Neser has played only two Tests for Australia - in 2021 and 2022, both at the Adelaide Oval - but is a chance for a late call-up to the WTC final squad as Josh Hazlewood (side) and Marsh (adductor) return from injury. "He will be a terrific bowler in English conditions.Read more on sports.ndtv.com