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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

SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
SK Flashback: Remembering India's win at Perth in 2008
Prior to the 2008 Test at Perth, Australia hadn't lost at the venue since February 1997.
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in Stuart Broad's All Time XI
Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian in Stuart Broad's All Time XI
Warne is interestingly named as Captain Cook's deputy in Stuart Broad's team.
Ricky Ponting picks his Australian squad for upcoming Test series in India
Ricky Ponting picks his Australian squad for upcoming Test series in India
The former captain also shares his opinion on Australia's chances in the series.
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes the 8th batsman to score a century in 100th Test
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes the 8th batsman to score a century in 100th Test
Amla joined a unique list after achieving his century today.
Ricky Ponting believes Brad Hogg can still play for Australia
Ricky Ponting believes Brad Hogg can still play for Australia
Brad Hogg has been in excellent in the Big Bash League for Melbourne Renegades but turns 46 next month.
Australia likely to tour Bangladesh in 2017
Australia likely to tour Bangladesh in 2017
Ricky Ponting joins Australian coaching staff for Sri Lanka T20s
Ricky Ponting joins Australian coaching staff for Sri Lanka T20s
The four-Test series against India is scheduled to start just a day after the conclusion of the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka.
David Warner: A man proving his detractors wrong in Test cricket
David Warner: A man proving his detractors wrong in Test cricket
Warner's exploits in the longer format of the game have grown steadily over the past few years.
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Anil Kumble has affected the most number of LBW dismissals in Tests while Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart for batsmen for LBW dismissals.
Ricky Ponting wants Glenn Maxwell to be a part of the Australian squad for the tour to India
Ricky Ponting wants Glenn Maxwell to be a part of the Australian squad for the tour to India
Maxwell has not played a Test in over two years.
Ricky Ponting jumps to Steven Smith's support regarding criticism on his captaincy
Ricky Ponting jumps to Steven Smith's support regarding criticism on his captaincy
Smith's hesitancy to enforce the follow-on as well as defensive field placements in Brisbane come under scrutiny.
Ponting's birthday: 5 best innings played by Ricky Ponting
Ponting's birthday: 5 best innings played by Ricky Ponting
Remembering some of Rickey Ponting's best knocks.
SK Flashback: Ajit Agarkar's magical spell leads India to a famous victory in Adelaide
SK Flashback: Ajit Agarkar's magical spell leads India to a famous victory in Adelaide
Reliving India's memorable Test triumph against the all-conquering Australian team.
Stats: Alastair Cook becomes the first Englishman to score 2000 Test runs against India
Stats: Alastair Cook becomes the first Englishman to score 2000 Test runs against India
The left-hander joins an elite list.
India vs England 2016: The 5 most memorable Test matches at Wankhede, Mumbai
India vs England 2016: The 5 most memorable Test matches at Wankhede, Mumbai
As India and England gear up for the 4th Test of the series, we take a look at the 5 most memorable Test matches played at Wankhede, Mumbai
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