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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.  

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5 Australian players hated by England
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Top four bats used by prominent players in cricket history
Top four bats used by prominent players in cricket history
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5 most underrated commentators in the world
A look at 5 commentators who deserve more praise.
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5 captains who lost their job because of an Ashes failure
The Ashes commence in Australia at the end of November 2017.
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5 great Australian captains who never won an Ashes series in England
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Triangular love no more: Why the annual ODI tri-series Down Under was scrapped
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Top 5 game-changing run-outs of all time
Top 5 game-changing run-outs of all time
A look at 5 run-outs that changed the course of matches.
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5 best Australian captains of all time
Australia have always had excellent captains who have led from the front.
Top 5 one-handed catches in IPL history
Top 5 one-handed catches in IPL history
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5 top one-handed catches in international cricket since the turn of the century
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Rating the Australian ODI captains in the last two decades
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Top 10 Australian Test cricketers of all-time
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Suchith feels he's only 'one good season' away from India call
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Top 5: Most runs overseas in Tests
Top 5: Most runs overseas in Tests
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