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Ponting backs Australian turnaround ahead of next year’s World Cup

MELBOURNE: Australia still have the best depth of any cricket nation, former skipper Ricky Ponting has said while backing them to turn around their poor one-day international form in time to defend their World Cup title in England and Wales next year. Five-time World Cup winners Australia were whitewashed 5-0 by hosts England in the ODI series which concluded last month, extending their poor ODI run having won only 16 of their last 18 matches. “There are 16 one-dayers to be played between now and the next World Cup,”…

Ricky Ponting, and the ‘untouchable’ years

The captain of the world champion side of Australia in 2003 and 2007, Ricky Ponting shares the memories of his three World Cup triumphs. Ponting counts arguably as the most successful cricketer of all time if number of wins is the main criterion. He was a part of Australia's 108 Test victories and 262 wins in one-day internationals. Lucky? Well, seeing as he ended his career with 13,378 runs in Tests and 13,704 runs in ODIs, not really. Far from it, in fact. Ponting, who was one of three outstanding players to be…

Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Claire Taylor become part of ICC’s Hall of Fame

Legends of the realm of cricket - Rahul Dravid and Ricky Ponting - join the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Sunday night. 2009 ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year Claire Taylor is also a new inductee into the ICC's hall of great honor. https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1013537411119374337?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geo.tv%2Flatest%2F201559-rahul-dravid-ricky-ponting-inducted-in-icc-hall-of-fame Dravid was speaking at the ceremony through a video message last night and said, “It is…

Ricky Ponting names his All Time XI

Former Australian skipper and probably the best cricket captain of recent times Ricky Ponting has named his All Time XI.  “On top of the order I have Matthew Hyden and Justin Langer – the two guys I have really enjoyed batting behind,” he said placing the two fellow players on opening position. He chose South African Jacques Kallis, who is regarded as one of the best all-rounders the game has produced, for third place. Putting Indian Little Master Sachin Tandulkar on second-down position as “He had a great…

Ricky Ponting to coach Australia T20 team

CANBERRA: Former captain Ricky Ponting has become the third ex-international to take on an interim coaching role with the Australian Twenty20 team next month. Ponting will join fellow assistant Jason Gillespie and Justin Langer (head coach) for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. All three have been appointed because regular head coach Darren Lehmann and his assistant David Saker will be in India preparing the test squad for the four-match series. "I always said when I retired that I wanted to get back involved…

Ricky Ponting calls for bat size restriction

CANBERRA: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting wants size limits on bats because he believes batsmen are enjoying an unfair advantage, especially in Test cricket, and said he would raise his concerns at the MCC World Cricket Committee meeting on Monday.