Ricky Ponting eyes consistency ahead of West Indies Test series

Ricky Ponting had a remarkable series against India, but he has been around long enough to know that international cricket is not about having one good series © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Sydney: Apr 3, 2012

 

Under pressure Ricky Ponting realises failure during the West Indies Test series could end his international cricket, especially after his dumping from the one-day squad.

 

The former Australian skipper had a remarkable series against India, but he has been around long enough to know that international cricket is not about having one good series.

 

“It`s about being consistent and putting performances on the board game after game. The Indian Test series was great. It had been a long time between drinks since I`d had a series like that, and to come out of that and play well in the games I played for Tassie was satisfying,” Ponting was quoted saying by Sydney Morning Herald.

 

“To know the hard work I`ve been doing is paying off is satisfying as well. That`s what this week`s all about now, making sure I get that preparation spot on and am ready to go for the three-day game, get something out of that which I can then take into the Test matches,” he added.

 

It would be the first time since Ponting’s previous 57 series that he would enter this campaign against the Windies as a Test specialist due to his discarding from the 50-over side in February.