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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

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

Nathu Singh: India's next biggest fast bowling hope

We take a look at Rajasthan's young pacer Nathu Singh's journey so far, and why he's our biggest fast bowling hope for the future.

5 Australian cricketers Indians love to hate

There have been multiple incidents when the Australians have gone overboard with their boorish behaviour against India.

The best batsman debate has always been in the present continuous and without unanimity

Can we ever come to a conclusion as to who is the greatest batsman or is it all just pointless?

Top 5: Reasons why the silly point is the best fielding position in Cricket

The silly point is the boss of all fielding positions.

SK What if: Sourav Ganguly had led India to the 2003 World Cup win

A quick rewind to one of the crucial turnaround events in the cricketing world following India vs Australia ICC World Cup 2003 finale.

Ricky Ponting says that the 2001 India-Australia clash was the most remarkable Test series he played in

The former Australian skipper revisits an iconic Border-Gavaskar tussle

Ricky Ponting questions relevance of ODIs

Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting questions the position of ODI cricket in today's world.

'I still get nightmares about Harbhajan Singh', claims Ricky Ponting

The iconic Australian captain also has a piece of advice for present-day batsmen.

Watch: Marcus Trescothick names Sachin, Wasim and Anderson in his all-time XI

Erstwhile England opener includes four Australians in his side

Australia's Achilles Heel: Their frailties in the Indian subcontinent

After their drubbing in Sri Lanka, Australia have plenty on their plate with another big 'test' looming large in India.
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