Ricky Ponting

One of the greatest batsmen of all time, the most successful Test captain ever, one runs out of superlatives while describing Ricky Ponting's career. He was known for his aggression, both in his craft and in his captaincy. For the better part of his career, he led the Australian 'Invincibles', the team with the likes of Shane Warne, Mathew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer. Under him, Australia won three consecutive World Cups in 1999, 2003 and 2006 in a period of unprecedented dominance in world cricket. The amount of Test and ODI centuries he stacked up combined is only surpassed by Sachin Tendulkar. As captain, his only notable defeats were the two Ashes and slip ups in South Africa and India. He stepped down from ODI captaincy when Australia's run of 26 unbeaten World Cup games ended in 2011. His batting form too saw a decline since then and finally, in 2012, he announced that the Perth Test against South Africa would be his final international outing for Australia.
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IPL 2018: Australia’s cultural issue blown out of proportion, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting said that the only pleasing outcome from the ball-tampering incident was that all the three cricketers officially accepted the sanctions.

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I was quite shocked to see Australian players ball-tampering in Cape Town, reveals Ricky Ponting

While Ricky Ponting was disturbed by the ball-tampering incident, he pointed out that the widespread criticism of Australia’s cricket culture was unfair.

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Very excited to share dug out with Ricky Ponting, Gautam Gambhir, says Delhi Daredevils recruit Manjot Kalra

Manjot Kalra remained unbeaten at 101 against Australia in Mount Maunganui to lead India to their fourth U19 World Cup triumph – most by any team.

Ricky Ponting inducted into the Australian Cricket’s Hall of Fame

Along with Ricky Ponting, former captain Karen Rolton and ex-Test batsman Norm O’Neill have also been inducted into the prestigious hall of fame.

I’m interested in doing the Twenty20 job for Australia, says Ricky Ponting

After being inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of fame, Ricky Ponting has expressed his desire to coach the Australian T20 side.

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Ricky Ponting named Australia assistant coach for T20 series

Ricky Ponting will assist Darren Lehmann for the T20 series against England and New Zealand with the regular members in South Africa ahead of the March Tests.

Ricky Ponting appointed Delhi Daredevils coach

The announcement was made by Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua as he welcomed the three-time World Cup winner.

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England captain Joe Root must step up and be a leader, says Ricky Ponting

Ponting believes Root is too soft spoken and urged the 26-year-old to shed his shyness and galvanize the squad.

Australia are playing England in Perth.

Virat Kohli close but Joe Root, Kane Williamson are nowhere near Steve Smith, says Ricky Ponting

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said that Steve Smith has proven time and again that he is better than some of the best players in the world at the moment.

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This Australian team can beat England 5-0: Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting has spurred the current Australian side to strive for a 5-0 win over England in the Ashes series

England and Australia play first Test at Gabba.

Ashes 2017-18: Nathan Lyon’s run out could determine series, says Ricky Ponting

It took a tremendous fielding effort from Nathan Lyon to get the precious wicket of James Vince who was looking good on the field with 83 runs.

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Ashes 2017-18: Tim Paine can cement place with few good performances, says Ricky Ponting

Australia announced its 13-member squad in which out-of-form Matthew Wade was replaced by Tim Paine, who made a comeback in the team after a span of 7 years.

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Peter Nevill is the obvious one to go back for wicketkeeping duties: Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes that wicketkeeper Peter Nevill is the obvious choice to fulfill the role of a gloveman for Australia in the upcoming Ashes series.

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Virat Kohli averages better than Brian Lara in run chases, quicker than Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting

Virat Kohli has the most runs (8,888), best average (55.55) and most hundreds (31) than any other batsman after 200 ODIs.

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Virat Kohli’s will to win, competitiveness equal to Ricky Ponting, says Mike Hussey

The Australian team will be in India next month, following their tour of Bangladesh, from September 17 to October 11 and they will play five ODIs and three T20Is. Mike Hussey reckons the series will be a competitive affair.