Ricky Ponting wants Australia top 3 bowlers (Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins) to be well prepared ahead of a long summer. Australia is set to play The Ashes soon after the ICC World Cup 2019. This workload demands great effort, especially from the seam bowlers.
Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood recovered from the injury of late whereas Pat Cummins has been in tremendous bowling form. Ricky Ponting mentioning about the 3 said, " They (Starc, Hazlewood, and Cummins) have all had reasonable layoffs now".
"None of those guys will be in the IPL either so they need to just manage themselves really well, with the thought of playing every game through the World Cup and the Ashes. I am sure all those bowlers want to do that", he added.