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Legendary Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced that an India-Australia final in the 2015 World Cup would be “the ideal spectacle”.
Ponting believes that this would be the perfect final since both teams are evenly matched in the batting and bowling department.
“A final between Australia and India will be the ideal spectacle for the next World Cup,” he said. “Especially with the powerful batting line-ups these teams possess, it would be a dream final next year.”
However, Ponting also noted that teams with strong lower order batsmen will excel during the tournament.
“If you see the big-hitting guys like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kieron Pollard, no target is enough,” he said. “If you have them till the end during a chase, you should believe that they can score as many runs as you need.
“Also, these days teams are having a lot of all-rounders who lend balance to the squad. The lower-order batsmen and all-rounders will decide the fate of the next World Cup.”
When asked who will win the 2015 World Cup, Ponting, with a wry smile on his face, said: “Australia will lift the World Cup.”