India may utilize a three-pace assault against Australia on Sunday in the wake of watching the safeguarding champions' top-request battle against a flood of bouncers by an antagonistic West Indies pace battery, feels Ricky Ponting.
The West Indies trio of Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell threatened the Australian batsmen with their searing pace and perplexing short balls, decreasing the five-time champions to 38 for four at one phase during last World Cup coordinate Thursday.
Double cross World Cup winning chief Ponting, who is at present the associate mentor, trusted seeing his young men running for spread may entice the Indian group the executives to go with three quicks as opposed to playing two wrist-spinners.
"(Jasprit) Bumrah we know is an excellent new ball bowler and I'm certain he'll blend it up and bowl some short stuff and some full stuff," Ponting was cited as saying by cricket.com.au.
"Bhuvneshwar will most likely not stress you a lot with his pace or his bouncers. Hardik can perhaps surge you a smidgen, so perhaps they have a choice to make on the general make up of their side.
"Do they possibly go with just the one spinner and use (off-turning all-rounder) Kedhav Jadav as a second spinner and play another quick bowler? We'll stress over that in the following couple of days and ensure all the young men are readied."
The previous captain felt the group's initial wobble in their 15-run prevail upon West Indies was a vital "reminder" in front of the India conflict.
"It could in all likelihood be … a reminder. Simply getting that on the off chance that you are feeling the squeeze in defining moments like World Cup recreations, finding a component or an approach to traverse (is significant)," said Ponting.
"It could be only a decent expectation to learn and adapt for those folks at the top and ideally they'll bob back solid." The three-time World Cup champ said he will endeavor to get "inside the heads" of any semblance of Usman Khawaja and Glenn Maxwell, who neglected to adapt to the short ball and were expelled early.
"I need to comprehend what they are making of at various occasions. It's not in every case pretty much the execution, it's about what's going inside your mind that causes the poor shots," Ponting said.
"Usman got hit again … so he's had a couple of hits over the most recent couple of weeks. I haven't addressed him (to see) if he's shaken, however that is an integral part of top request batting against spic and span balls against folks who are bowling 140 kph 60 minutes.
"You must figure out how to adapt and an approach to get past antagonistic spells realizing that it won't keep going forever." After being agitated by a flood of short balls, Khawaja wound up with a thick edge, while Maxwell also died in quest for an endeavored snare shot off only his second ball.
"It's a touch of a unique shot from (Maxwell) too, he's not a characteristic hooker and puller of the ball in any case," said Ponting.
"These are the things I need to get some information about also when we wrap up today, simply get inside their heads a tad."