Ricky Ponting is leading the charge to have the new-age big bats banned from Test cricket.
Ponting believes batting has become easier with the improved bat-making technology, unduly increasing the imbalance between bat and ball.
He says the wide-edged bats have their place in white ball cricket, with its accent on entertainment, but should be outlawed from Tests.
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