The seven-match ODI series between England and Australia was too long and has disadvantaged the teams ahead of the Champions Trophy, says Ricky Ponting.
Ricky Ponting insists Australia do not have a problem against spin bowling despite Sunday's Graeme Swann-inspired defeat to England.
Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes his new-look side can shine at the Champions Trophy which gets underway in South Africa on Tuesday.
Australia slipped two places to third on the ICC ODI rankings after losing by four wickets to England on Sunday in the final match of a series.
Graeme Swann took 5 for 28 as England bowled Australia out for 176 and won 7th and last One-day by 4-wickets with 10 overs spare on Sunday and avoid first 7-0 whitewash.
England pace bowler James Anderson believes his time on the sidelines during the one-day series against Australia can help him to stop Ricky Ponting's team claiming a seventh successive victory.
Australia all-rounder James Hopes admits the chance to become the first team to win a One-day series 7-0 will provide all the motivation his side need to crush England one more time on Sunday.
With an historic 7-0 whitewash of their one-day series against England firmly within their grasp, Australia's cricketers head to Durham.
England captain Andrew Strauss told his players to show "character" after a 111-run thrashing by Australia on Thursday left them on the brink of a record 7-0 series loss.
Tim Paine scored his maiden international century as Australia inflicted fresh ODI misery upon England with a crushing 111-run win at Trent Bridge.