The story of the Ricky Ponting has solved the Australian batting order.
The remainder of the Australian final test for the next week's series opener against India in Adelaide remains unclear. Most notably, there are opening sites and one middle place.
The debutant Marcus Harris is considered most likely to open the batting but exactly who remains a mystery. Aaron Finch is a clear choice, but insisting on Victoria's playing in the middle order at Sheffield Shield level has caused excitement higher.
However, Ponting believes that Harris and Finch are the best combination at the top of the Australian order.
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Ponting agrees with former Shane Warne team member that Victoria should move Finch to the end of the order for Round 5 of the Shield this week.
"Victoria is not eager to break their opening partnership – I think that they should be for the benefits of Aaron Finch," Ponting told cricket.com.au.
"I think they should let him open for one game and slip Travis Dean down.
"Only to put a red ball (exercise) that opens the batting before it comes to the Test game.
"If the trainer asks Aaron Finch where he'd prefer bats, I'll probably say he wants to open.
"Finch is a little inconsistent in recent years that he has made most of the fighting for Victoria in the middle order, then because they are going to the United Arab Emirates where there is a" If there are likely to be no friendly conditions to the new ball, they give it an opportunity to open.
"So he deserves to stay in the team and open."
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Ponting has given Usman Khawaja in No. 3 in his Test XI, despite the fact that Queensland opens the batting with Finch during the UNA tour.
The next place with a question mark over is the one Peter Handscomb and Travis Head currently competing for.
It is expected that Australia will choose either Handscomb or Head – not both – for the remaining middle command site for next week's Test.
Ponting wants the Human Head to keep his place.
PRAWF PUNTER XI
Head of Travis
Tim Paine (c)