Oz set to adopt 'Ponting TV'

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Kingston, May 26 (UNI) The visiting Australian team may have added another hi-tech visual aid in their kitty which helped their skipper Ricky Ponting to regain his form and post a brilliant knock of 158 in the ongoing Test against the West Indies here.

The device, dubbed as 'Ponting TV' is a gigantic screen which allows players to view the shots they play in the nets soon after they execute their stroke.

Ponting used this technology during a training camp at Brisbane after returning from a disappointing tenure at the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The right-handed batsman has lauded the benefits of the newly introduced technology and said the visual aid has helped him tremendously while practicing in the nets against a bowling machine.

Ponting hinted at making this visual aid a regular part of his team's training schedules.

''The giant screen had a lot of benefits as it helps you view your head position, movement and bat swing only a few seconds after you play a delivery in the nets,'' Ponting said.

The video feed is set to a five second delay allowing a player to play a stroke and then watch the way he plays which can help him make the necessary adjustments to his game.


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