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Ricky Ponting Biography & Latest News

Ricky Ponting Biography

Ricky Ponting, nicknamed Punter, is an Australian cricketer, a former captain of the Australia national cricket team between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. He represents the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket, the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, and has played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. Ponting made his first-class debut for Tasmania in November 1992, at the age of 17, becoming the youngest Tasmanian to play in a Sheffield Shield match. 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 three players in history to have scored 13,000 Test runs. With a record of 48 victories in 77 Tests between 2004 and 31 December 2010, he is slated as the most successful captain of all time; while as a player he is also the only cricketer in history to be involved in 100 Test victories. As of 18 July 2012 Ricky Ponting has 165 Test matches to his name and created history by becoming the most capped Australian player.  

Ricky Ponting Latest News & Articles

6 instances when teams lost despite scoring 500 in the first innings

When scoring 500 runs wasn't enough for the team batting first to win the match.

Steve Waugh selects his greatest cricketer of the post-2000 era

Iconic Australian captain reveals his pick for the trend-setter of 21st century

Michael Clarke says Ricky Ponting would have been dropped if he had not retired in 2012

Ponting had a feeling that he wasn't well supported by Clarke as his deputy.

Watch: Team-mates and opponents reveal what made Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie special

A look at one of the most productive fast bowling pairs in the modern era.

Famous cricketers and their personality type - Part 2

Analysing the personality types of cricketers according to the famous Myers-Briggs Test

Playing the ball late: A boon or a bane?

An in-depth analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of playing the ball late

South Africa vs Australia 5th ODI Stats: Australia whitewashed 5-0 for the first time in ODIs

Here are some interesting numbers from the final ODI between South Africa and Australia.

Australia's bowling figures in the four highest ODI run chases

A record which Australia are not proud of.

7 legendary batsmen and their golden runs

A selection of 7 jaw-dropping batting streaks, stretching across all eras.

Deciphering the fielding positions in Cricket: Slip

Explaining the Slip fielding position

Deciphering the fielding positions in Cricket: Backward Point

Explaining the Backward Point fielding position

Top 5 ODI matches between South Africa and Australia

The top 2 in this list are probably the greatest ODIs of all time

Top 5 individual scores in South Africa-Australia ODIs

A peek into five astounding innings' in the history of One Day International Cricket.

To walk or not to walk: The perennial quandary of a batsman

On more occasions than one, the answer to whether a batsman must walk or not is purely based on your perspective.

Watch: Rory Burns picks Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal and Moises Henriques in his all-time XI

Surrey batsman comes up with quite a few left-field choices for his team
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