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Ricky Ponting Speaks After Defeating West Indies

Bupa Support Team Assistant Coach, Ricky Ponting, spoke to the media following Australia's seven wicket win over the West Indies in a practice match in Hampshire.

Australia's next challenge comes on Saturday when they play England in their first official World Cup practice match at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire.

Ponting said he has been impressed by the team's progress over the past twelve months, and believes Saturday's match will be a great test for the squad.

Australian Men’s World Cup Squad:

Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)
Usman Khawaja (Queensland)
David Warner (New South Wales)
Steve Smith (New South Wales)
Shaun Marsh (Western Australia)
Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)
Marcus Stoinis (Western Australia)
Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)
Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)
Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)
Kane Richardson (South Australia)
Nathan Coulter-Nile (Western Australia)
Jason Behrendorff (Western Australia)
Nathan Lyon (New South Wales)
Adam Zampa (South Australia)

Practice Matches:

Match 1 - May 22 
Australia v West Indies
Ageas Nursery Ground, Hampshire
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 2 - 
May 25
Australia v England
Ageas Bowl, Hampshire
10:30am (Local Time)

Match 3 - 
May 27
Australia v Sri Lanka
Ageas Bowl, Hampshire
10:30am (Local Time)

Australia’s World Cup Fixture:

Match 1 – June 1
Afghanistan v Australia
Bristol Country Ground, Bristol
1:30pm (Local Time)

Match 2 – June 6
Australia v West Indies
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10:30am (Local Time)
Match 3 – June 9
India v Australia
The Oval, London
10:30am (Local Time)
Match 4 – June 12
Australia v Pakistan
Country Ground Taunton, Taunton
10:30am (Local Time)
Match 5 – June 15
Sri Lanka v Australia
The Oval, London
10:30am (Local Time)
Match 6 - June 20
Australia v Bangladesh
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10:30am (Local Time)
Match 7 – June 25
England v Australia
Lord’s, London
10:30am (Local Time)
Match 8 – June 29
New Zealand v Australia
Lord’s, London
1:30pm (Local Time)
Match 9 – July 6
Australia v South Africa
Old Trafford, Manchester
1:30pm (Local Time)
Semi Finals – July 9 and 11
World Cup Final – July 14