Aussies itching to rip apart England in First Test

Published: Monday, July 6, 2009, 12:34 [IST]
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Oz  itching to rip apart England

London: Australian captain Ricky Ponting claims that his team is itching to rip apart England in the First test to be held at Cardiff on Wednesday.

Though, the Aussie skipper was disappointed with his squad"s performance against the English Lions in a four-day game at Worcester, but he was delighted to see key players like Brett Lee finding form ahead of the tournament.

“We're pretty happy with our preparations and we got a lot out of this game. The wicket will have been similar to one we face in Cardiff and we couldn't ask for much more," The News of the World quoted Ponting, as saying.

“It would have been nice to force a win here, but we got four good days' cricket and travel to Cardiff happy with that we''ve done. We just want the Test match to start because it seems like an eternity coming, but everything has been spot-on," he added.

Ponting was all praise for experienced campaigner Brett Lee, who took seven wickets in the match.

“He (Lee) really started to swing it and when Brett does that, he is as good as anyone in the world," said Ponting.


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