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Ashes: Ricky Ponting predicts surprise inclusions in Australia squad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The spin-friendly tracks in India had prompted Australia to pick a squad suited to the sub-continent's conditions, but former captain Ricky Ponting foresees some surprise inclusions in the Australian squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final and the Ashes in England from the one that is currently touring India.Australia secured a place in the WTC final at The Oval in June after collecting the required percentage points following their nine-wicket win against India in the third Border-Gavaskar Test at Indore last week.Australia included Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb -- two supposedly good players of spin -- besides a clutch of spinners, including Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann and Todd Murphy, for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.Ponting feels that with the English...