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Ricky Ponting bills 22-year-old youngster to replace David Warner in Australia’s T20I squad

The former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels that Australia already have an ideal replacement waiting in the wings for the outgoing David Warner.

Ponting expects Jake Fraser-McGurk to fill Warner’s “big set of shoes”. The coach of Delhi Capitals feels that Fraser-McGurk has got “extreme talent” and has a bright future ahead of him.

“It’s going to be really big set of shoes to fill, there’s no doubt about that,” Ponting told ESPNcricinfo. “They have got a lot of depth there. I’d be very surprised if he [Fraser-McGurk] doesn’t go straight into the T20 team when David’s finally done. And for that matter, we saw Jake debut for Australia in the one-day stuff in the last Australian summer. I was lucky enough to coach him at the Delhi Capitals this year as well. He’s got extreme talent.”

Ponting also lauded Warner’s contribution to Australian cricket and mentioned that a team requires characters like Warner in major ICC events.

“He’s the sort of character you want to have around your team, especially in big tournaments like World Cups. And he’s just one of those natural winners. Everything he does, he wants to win. You can see that with his attitude in the field and the way he goes about his cricket,” Ponting added.

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