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

How Steve Bucknor robbed Dinesh Mongia of Ricky Ponting's wicket and India of 2003 World Cup win

Mongia may have not had much success as a left-arm spinner but in the final, he almost got the big wicket of Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who scored an unbeaten 140 and took Australia to a mammoth total in World Cup 2003 final

Leave off, Ricky Ponting tells Stuart Broad 'bunny' David Warner

Compared to his stellar World Cup, Warner has had a nightmare of a series, averaging 11.28 with the bat and falling five times in seven innings to Broad.


Canada’s Ravinderpal Singh breaks Ricky Ponting’s 14-year-old record on debut

Before breaking Ricky Ponting's long-standing T20I record, Ravinderpal Singh played in Yuvraj Singh-led Toronto Nationals in GT20 Canada but went through a rough patch scoring just 54 runs from seven innings

Re-think neutral umpires, Ricky Ponting says after Ashes debacle

English and Australian umpires dominate the ICC's elite umpires panel but are ruled out of officiating the Ashes due to the global cricket's requirement for neutral nation umpires to control matches.

Joe Root consulted Ricky Ponting to figure why he wasn't able to score centuries

Compared to Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith, Joe Root has the lowest rate of converting fifties into centuries. Root has the least number of centuries (16) among the four top batsmen in the world presently.

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.