Stand-in Australian captain Ricky Ponting says he is optimistic paceman Brett Lee will recover from a broken toe to get his location in the one-day aspect to experience Sri Lanka on Friday.
Lee was ruled out of action for up to six months following fracturing the tiny toe of his correct foot when he was struck by a ball versus India in a Twenty20 clash before this thirty day period.
But his recovery is in advance of plan and Ponting said he will only settle on his starting up XI in advance of the toss at the Sydney Cricket Floor to give Lee as considerably time as feasible.
“He had a operate yesterday and his toe pulled up particularly nicely,” Ponting explained of Lee.
“He is obtained a whole lot of bowling to get via nowadays and we will see how he pulls up tomorrow morning hours so we will not likely be capable to finalise our group until the toss tomorrow. Fingers crossed for Brett that he will come up properly.”
Ponting, who will guide the crew versus Sri Lanka with Michael Clarke ruled out because of to a hamstring injuries, said he had no aspirations to be skipper beyond this one match.
“I want to make it extremely very clear this is Michael Clarke’s staff, that I’m just stepping up to search soon after for a couple of days,” he told reporters.
“Everybody knows my appointment’s been created for ideally only Friday.
“Ideally Michael comes up for Sunday’s video game, so genuinely this is just about getting about Michael’s group and top the group nicely and ideally getting the outcome the team’s soon after.”
Ponting was changed as Australia captain final 12 months and former Test skipper Steve Waugh has stated he can’t realize why selectors selected him as stand-in for Clarke forward of opening batsman David Warner.