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.

Ricky Ponting News

ICC World Cup 2019: How Australia bowl and play spin will define their success, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting said there were concerns about the middle-order's ability to play spin a year ago but the return of David Warner and Steve Smith has strengthened the team.

ICC World Cup 2019: Jos Buttler is England's dangerman, says Ricky Ponting

The two-time World Cup winning skipper said England's depth in the batting department makes the hosts a force to reckon with in the upcoming World Cup.


In Ricky Ponting's presence, Australian players are like eight-year-olds around Justin Bieber: Aaron Finch

Finch admitted there were "a few scars" noticeable among the members of the ODI outfit which had been involved in the preceding South Africa Test campaign that was marred by the ball-tampering saga, and that it took the new-look squad some time to find its feet.

ICC World Cup 2019: Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly assured Shikhar Dhawan 'nothing wrong with technique'

The southpaw Shikhar Dhawan has had a formidable record in ICC events. But that is not playing on his mind ahead of the World Cup 2019. 

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.