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6 Greatest Cricket Captains of all time - Sports (blog)

Ricky Ponting is the best captain team Australia ever had. He enjoyed tremendous success as a captain. He won the World Cup multiple times for his team. His record as a batsmen is also unparalleled. In test cricket, he was instrumental to help ...

When captain Ponting defied England - cricket.com.au

No Test captain has led Australia to more victories than Ricky Ponting, but the legendary batsman's proudest innings of a distinguished career came in what he would otherwise label a paradox - a triumphant draw. On a bone-dry final-day Old Trafford ...

Crownbet rebrands back to original name Beteasy with new campaign - MuMbrella

In its new campaign Beteasy uses ambassadors, Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting and actress Nicki Whelan, to introduce the “bigger, better betting experience”. Interbrand were responsible for Crownbet's rebrand to BetEasy while The Monkeys Melbourne ...

Ponting, Whelan front new campaign as CrownBet rebrands to BetEasy - AdNews

CrownBet has rebranded to BetEasy in the wake of its acquisition of William Hill's Australian operations. The rebrand, by Interbrand, is being promoted through a new ad campaign by The Monkeys that stars former Australian cricket great Ricky Ponting ...

Australia's ball-tampering bans 'shocked' world cricket: Ricky Ponting - Greater Kashmir

Ricky Ponting believes the lengthy bans given to former Australia captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for their roles in March's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa have been a beneficial “shock” to world cricket. The issue was ...

Glenn Maxwell ranked Australia's No. 1 cricket fielder according to baseball-style statistics - Daily Telegraph

There has been an alarming slide in the underrated art since the days when Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds used to stalk batsmen like prowling panthers in the infield and set the tone for Australian dominance. It used to be considered ...

CA bans a 'shock' to world cricket: Ponting - The Australian

Ricky Ponting, who is on the committee, said CA's stance had been a 'shock' to world cricket. “(The bans) probably got the desired outcome,” he said. “But at the end of the day we believe a holistic approach has to be taken not only with ball tampering ...

Ponting says shot clocks would help erase 'dead time' - gulfnews.com

London: With fines proving ineffective, shot clocks and run penalties could be used to speed up over rates in all forms of cricket, according to former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. A two-day meeting of the MCC World Cricket committee at Lord's ...

Ricky Ponting suggests 'shot clock' to tackle declining over rate - Times Now

Melbourne: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has recommended the use of 'shot clock' to deal with the declining over rate in all three formats of Cricket. A shot clock is a timer, which is used in the game of basketball to increase the pace and ...

MCC Likely to Adopt 'Shot Clock' in Cricket Following Lord's Meet - Cricket Addictor

The 'shot clock' is avail in many games like Tennis that is taking place around the globe. The adoption of such thing can help to impose the penalty in case of a slow-over rate. The former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting along with Sourav Ganguly and ...

MCC to propose 'shot clocks' to curb slow over-rates - Cricket365.com

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says the MCC World Cricket Committee has discussed bringing in “shot clocks” and run penalties to speed up over-rates in all forms of cricket. Ponting, who played 168 Tests for the Aussies, is now part of the ...

Ricky Ponting calls for a cricket 'shot clock' to speed up declining over rates - Sporting News

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has advised the implementation of a shot clock to measure and remove the 'dead time' between overs. The MCC World Cricket committee, an independent panel that can propose law changes to the ICC, meet in ...

MCC confident Hundred will look like 'normal cricket' - FRANCE 24

ECB chief commercial officer Sanjay Patel told MCC's world cricket committee, an advisory group chaired by former England captain Mike Gatting and whose members include MCC head of cricket John Stephenson and Australia great Ricky Ponting, that ...

MCC proposes 'shot clock' in bid to tackle slow over-rates - ESPNcricinfo.com

The data about the slide in over-rates was shared by the ICC which led the cricket committee, which involves several former international captains including Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly and Kumar Sangakkara, to consider a range of ideas which included ...

Cricket - Ponting says shot clocks would help erase 'dead time' - euronews

By Martyn Herman. LONDON (Reuters) - With fines proving ineffective, shot clocks and run penalties could be used to speed up over rates in all forms of cricket, according to former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. A two-day meeting of the MCC World ...

MCC panel explores idea of introducing a 'shot clock' to speed up cricket - The Guardian

Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain who sits on the MCC panel, said: “It probably seems a little extreme, the idea of the shot clock, but most of the members of the committee and other committees have been talking about declining over rates for ...

Virat Kohli takes top spot in Test, ODI rankings: List of batsmen who achieved the rare double at same time - Times Now

He also joined the legendary batsman in an elite list of batting greats after becoming the overall ninth player to have attained the top spot in ODI and Test rankings at the same time. The likes of Ricky Ponting, Jawed Miandad and Brian Lara are some ...

Punter Ricky Ponting turns pro as a Crownbet bookie - The Australian

Life after cricket just got a bit richer for former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. Company records obtained by Margin Call show the son of Tasmania has joined the registry of online gambling outfit CrownBet Holdings. Ricky Ponting. His transformation ...

AUDIO: Powershop Players Podcast with Ricky Ponting - North Melbourne Football Club (press release)

AUDIO: Powershop Players Podcast with Ricky Ponting. August 6, 2018 4:00 PM. Newsletter · RSS. Listen to the latest radio interviews on NMFC.com.au. For more radio interviews, visit the official NMFC Soundcloud page. Follow. #NMFC · Ziebell On ABC ...

Push to ban gambling sponsors, celeb endorsements like Ricky Ponting - Herald Sun

Dr de Lacy-Vawdon singled out Ponting, who appears on CrownBet ads. The AGRC research shows children continue to be widely exposed to gambling advertising while they are on social media, watching sport and playing video games. Dr de Lacy-Vawdon ...

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.