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 2019: Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting the difference behind Delhi Capitals' surge, says Prithvi Shaw

Opener Prithvi Shaw said coach Ricky Ponting, advisor Sourav Ganguly and assistant coach Mohammad Kaif have stitched the team into an effective unit.

Surprised by Rishabh Pant's exclusion from India's World Cup squad, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting met Rishabh Pant on Monday night, hours after the India squad was announced with Dinesh Karthik being preferred over the 21-year-old for the reserve wicketkeeper's slot.


Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant: ‘Need him batting in last 4 overs every game’

While Ricky Ponting won’t ask the young Indian keeper-batsman to change his game, he wants Rishabh Pant to pace his innings in a way that when the last four overs arrive (in T20s), he is still there at the crease.

IPL 2019: Ricky Ponting left surprised by Kotla wicket, calls it worst of the three home games

Batting first, Delhi posted a lowly 129/8 in 20 overs as batsmen struggled to time the ball on the sluggish surface. SRH's bowlers, on the other hand, exploited the conditions well and never allowed the game to slip away.

Ricky Ponting taps Alex Carey as possible stand-in skipper at World Cup 2019

Australia assistant coach Ricky Ponting has backed Alex Carey to be the team's wicketkeeper at the World Cup and believes the former Australian Rules footballer could also step up to lead the defending champions if required.

IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant has matured as player and person in last 12 months, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting said while he always knew that the young left-hander possessed x-factor, what has impressed him is his ability to win games.


IPL 2019: We have various options in all three aspects of game, says Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting Tuesday said that his franchise has enough depth to excel in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.

No one better than Rishabh Pant as second wicketkeeper for India, says Ricky Ponting

Despite Rishabh Pant receiving flak for his work behind the stumps, Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said he is the only choice for India as the second wicketkeeper going into the World Cup.

World Cup 2019: Ricky Ponting backs Usman Khawaja to make Australia's squad

Usman Khawaja should be part of Australia's World Cup plans despite the imminent returns of Steve Smith and David Warner, former captain Ricky Ponting has said.

ICC World Cup 2019: Steve Smith, David Warner need to prove they are the best, says Ricky Ponting

Steve Smith and David Warner, who are expected to make a return at ICC Men's World Cup 2019, will have to earn their places in the Australian squad, said former captain Ricky Ponting.