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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

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

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
Warner surpasses Ponting in Most Tons in a Year list for Australia

Michael Hussey likely to be appointed head coach of Australia's T20I team

The former Australian batsman could fill in for Darren Lehmann during Sri Lanka series.

Australia vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Stats: Steve Smith and Martin Guptill's national records

Here are some statistical highlights from the first ODI between Australia and New Zealand.

5 legends who unnecessarily prolonged their Test careers

Revisiting the not-so-memorable final phases of some of the greatest to ever play the game.

Ricky Ponting open to selection, coaching position with Australian cricket team

Ponting quit as head coach of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians recently.

Is this the worst Australian team in three decades?

Already there are questions about whether the present Australia side is the worst in three decades and we take a statistical look at it.

About time we do away with the coin toss in Test cricket?

How much does a flip of a coin have an effect on the fate of a Test match?
Jayawardene appointed Mumbai Indians' head coach

Mahela Jayawardene replaces Ricky Ponting as the head coach of Mumbai Indians

Jayawardene replaces Ponting as the head coach.

Brendon McCullum among new additions to the Cricket All Stars for the 2017 edition

The tournament will be making a return after a successful first outing.

Rod Marsh resigns as Australia's Chairman of Selectors

Australian cricket plunges deeper into turmoil following Marsh's resignation.

Ricky Ponting terms Vernon Philander as the 'hardest' bowler he faced

Former Australian skipper offers some consolation to Steve Smith's side after Hobart horror.

Five interesting facts about the retiring Proteas spinner Robin Peterson

The left arm spinner had no great tales to write home about in his long career, but a few interesting incidents are worth noting.
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