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T20I XI of 2017 - Sportskeeda

The newest and most exciting format has changed the way cricket is played. 20-over matches are intense and demand a different skill set than one-day international and Test matches. The first ever T20 International game was played on 17th February, 2005 ...

Ashes: Hungry Alastair Cook set to turn up the heat beyond 150 - Express.co.uk

And while pundits including Mitchell Johnson, Ricky Ponting and Kevin Pietersen have all suggested in recent days they have detected signs his hunger has dimmed, Cook maintained he is as driven as ever. “The people who are saying that have had no ...

Abhimanyu Easwaran joins WG Grace, Jack Hobbs, Ricky Ponting, other legends - Cricket Country

Abhimanyu Easwaran joins WG Grace, Jack Hobbs, Ricky Ponting, other legends. Abhimanyu Easwaran became the second Indian cricketer to score twin tons in the same city twice. By Abhishek Mukherjee. | Updated : December 11, 2017 5:27 PM IST. 0 Shares ...

'Stokes will have to gain the team's respect back' - Economic Times

By Jonathan Liew Spending half an hour in the company of Ricky Ponting gives you a better, fuller insight of the game than a day with most other pundits. Ponting is one of those ex-players who can't help being insightful, who turns on his knowledge and ...

Bayliss leaning towards unchanged line-up - cricket.com.au

Despite being two-nil down in the series, despite not taking 20 wickets in a match, and despite not having one player score a century, England look set to remain unchanged for the third Magellan Ashes Test at the WACA Ground next week. After suffering ...

Kohli inches closer to Ponting's record in ICC rankings - Yahoo India News

Dubai, Dec 7 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli's prolific run with the willow has helped him jump three spots to the second position in the latest ICC Test Rankings released on Thursday and inch closer to match Australian legend Ricky Ponting's record ...

Virat Kohli can equal this Ricky Ponting batting record in India's South Africa tour - Deccan Chronicle

India skipper Virat Kohli awaits the biggest test of his captaincy career during India's tour of South Africa in January 2018. If he does continue his admirable form, India's run-machine could make his way into the record books once again.(Photo: AFP ...

Why Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team is far behind Ricky Ponting's Australia - Hindustan Times

Linking the strength of a team to the number of consecutive Test rubber victories strung together is a myopic way of evaluating greatness. However, India, by virtue of their recent record-equalling nine Test series wins on the trot, are teasing to be ...

Australian great Ricky Ponting reveals the moment he knew Ashes whitewash was on - Fox Sports

THERE are fears England's Ashes campaign is already well and truly off the tracks, with another whitewash looming large after Australia took a 2-0 lead in Adelaide this week. And while the similarities are starting to take shape — not least of all ...

Top 5 batsmen with most runs between 2003 and 2007 World Cup - Yahoo Cricket

The 2003 ICC ODI World Cup saw Australia defend the crown they won in 1999 as they humbled India in the final at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, winning the contest by 125 runs. The hero in the final for Australia was skipper Ricky Ponting who ...

Ricky Ponting finds technical flaws in England captain Joe Root's batting - Stuff.co.nz

... where it is 36C (97F) – before Ricky Ponting helped an English cricketer off the floor, but Australia's 'Golden era' captain is not short of advice for Joe Root, who has scored 15, 51, 9 and 67 in this Ashes series. Two half-centuries in four ...

Ricky Ponting suggests England's Joe Root needs more support from his senior players after second Test loss - Daily Mail

Ricky Ponting believes this winter's Ashes will continue to prove the sternest test of Joe Root's captaincy credentials and batting technique. The former Australia captain and national-record runscorer can empathise with Root on both counts. Ponting ...

Ricky Ponting on Steve Smith's technique, the Ben Stokes affair and whether England have blown the Ashes - The Independent

“They were broken,” Ricky Ponting remembers. “You could see what effect it had on them. Little things. KP and Harmison were almost having punch-ups in the drinks breaks. Overthrows. There was something going on around their group. We knew then ...

Ashes: Steve Smith is the captain we can take at face value - The Australian

Maybe this demonstrative nature was passed on to him by Ponting. At the 2011 World Cup the current captain was still making his way in cricket when he collided with the then captain who was in the process of catching Canada's Harvey Baidwan. You have ...

Kohli moves up to No. 2 in Tests - The Telegraph

Calcutta: Virat Kohli has moved up three places to second spot in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen following a prolific home series against Sri Lanka. Kohli is also the No. 1 batsman in ODIs and T20Is, but trails Steven Smith by 45 points in Tests ...

Jonty Rhodes parts ways with Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2018 - Sportskeeda

A cheerful character on the sidelines, and a strict taskmaster when he had to be, Rhodes inspired a generation of cricketers with his lofty fielding standards during his playing days, and commitment to the game that continued even after retirement. A ...

England needs to make batting changes, says Ricky Ponting - CricTracker (blog)

Ricky Ponting. (Photo credit Ganesh debiky/AFP/Getty Images). England's batting line-up was exposed once again during the second Test as the host's seam bowlers along with the spinner Nathan Lyon ripped the English batsmen. The visitors could only ...

Virat Kohli all set to equal Ricky Ponting's world record in South Africa series. Details inside - inUth.com

Virat Kohli all set to equal Ricky Ponting's world record in South Africa series. Details inside. After finishing the Sri Lanka series, Team India will be leaving for South Africa to play a 3-Test match series. The first Test is scheduled to be played ...

Virat Kohli Will Defeat Ricky Ponting If Indian Wins Test Series In South Africa - The Cricket Lounge

Every time Kohli walks out to bat, he ends up scoring a record. His batting has been extraordinarily phenomenon, so much so that we often forget to talk about his captaincy. Virat Kohli is not only redefining the batting records but he is also going ...

'Sachin Saga' is a refreshing take on mobile cricket games - Livemint

After Sachin: The Billion Dreams movie, released in May 2017, a Pune based game developer JetSynthesys Inc. has released a game called “Sachin Saga Cricket Champions”, for mobile devices. Unlike games such as Brian Lara Cricket or Ricky Ponting Cricket ...

Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO , nicknamed Punter, is an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team during its 'golden era'; between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. Ponting holds the record of being the only cricketer in the history of Test cricket to be a part of 100 Test match wins. He was named "Cricketer of the decade 2000". He led Australia to victory at the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups and was also a member of the 1999 World Cup winning team under Steve Waugh.

Ricky Ponting
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Personal information
Full name Ricky Thomas Ponting
Born (1974-12-19) 19 December 1974 (age 42)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Nickname Punter
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Greg Campbell (uncle)
International information
National side
Test debut 8 December 1995 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 3 December 2012 v South Africa
ODI debut 15 February 1995 v South Africa
Last ODI 19 February 2012 v India
ODI shirt no. 14 (was 9 in 1996)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1992–2013 Tasmania
2004 Somerset
2008 Kolkata Knight Riders
2011–2013 Hobart Hurricanes
2013 Mumbai Indians
2013 Surrey
2013 Antigua Hawksbills
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 168 375 289 456
Runs scored 13,378 13,704 24,150 16,363
Batting average 51.85 42.03 55.90 41.74
100s/50s 41/62 30/82 82/106 34/99
Top score 257 164 257 164
Balls bowled 575 150 1,506 349
Wickets 5 3 14 8
Bowling average 54.60 34.66 58.07 33.62
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/0 1/12 2/10 3/34
Catches/stumpings 195/– 160/– 309/– 195/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 July 2013

Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO (born 19 December 1974), nicknamed Punter, is an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team during its 'golden era'; between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. Ponting holds the record of being the only cricketer in the history of Test cricket to be a part of 100 Test match wins. He was named "Cricketer of the decade 2000". He led Australia to victory at the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups and was also a member of the 1999 World Cup winning team under Steve Waugh.

He represented the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket, the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia's domestic T20 competition the Big Bash League, and played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. He is widely considered by many to be one of the best batsmen of the modern era, alongside Sachin Tendulkar of India and Brian Lara of the West Indies. On 1 December 2006, he reached the highest rating achieved by a Test batsman in the last 50 years.

Ponting made his first-class debut for Tasmania in November 1992, when just 17 years and 337 days old, becoming the youngest Tasmanian to play in a Sheffield Shield match. However, he had to wait until 1995 before making his One Day International (ODI) debut, during a quadrangular tournament in New Zealand in a match against South Africa. His Test debut followed shortly after, when selected for the first Test of the 1995 home series against Sri Lanka in Perth, in which he scored 96. He lost his place in the national team several times in the period before early-1999, due to lack of form and discipline, before becoming One Day International captain in early-2002 and Test captain in early-2004.

After being involved in over 160 Tests and 370 ODIs, Ponting is Australia's leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket. He is one of only four players (along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Jacques Kallis) in history to have scored 13,000 Test runs. Statistically, he is one of the most successful captains of all time, with 48 victories in 77 Tests between 2004 and 31 December 2010. As a player, Ponting is the only cricketer in history to be involved in 100 Test victories. Ponting also holds the record to have been involved in the most ODI victories as a player, with 262 wins.

On 29 November 2012 Ponting announced his retirement from Test cricket, the day before he would play in the Perth Test against South Africa. This was his 168th and last Test appearance, equalling the Australian record held by Steve Waugh. Ponting retired on 3 December 2012 with a Test batting average of 51.85. He continued to play cricket around the world. In February 2013 it was announced that he would be captaining the Mumbai Indians team in the Indian Premier League. and in March 2013 he was announced as the first international franchise player for the Caribbean Premier League. Later that month it was revealed by Ponting that this would be his last season playing cricket, as at the end of the competition he would be retiring from all forms of the game.