Ricky Ponting: News

One of the biggest proponents of the Australian way of playing cricket was one of the best batsmen to ever play the game. Tough, aggressive, and with a never-give-up attitude, Ricky Ponting took the Australian team to new heights in the first decade of the 21st century. When Ponting made his international debut in an ODI against South Africa in 1995, he was only 20 years old. His Test debut came in the same year against Sri Lanka. He did not have the best of starts as disciplinary issues meddled with his on-field performances. However, with every passing year, he matured as a player. In 2002, he became the captain of the Australian team. Ponting’s steely nerves as a batsman reflected in his captaincy as well. Under his captaincy, Australia won two consecutive World Cups. It wasn’t all rainbows and unicorns for Ponting the captain though. Australia lost three Ashes series against arch-rivals England under him. At the time of his retirement in 2012, he had scored a whopping 71 centuries in Tests and ODIs combined. Most rate him as the second-best batsman to ever play for Australia, only behind Don Bradman.

02 Jun 2023

Steve Smith

WTC Final: Decoding Steve Smith's stellar Test numbers in England

Australia are gearing up to take on India in the high-voltage ICC World Test Championship final.

Steven Smith set to complete 5,000 ODI runs: Key Stats

Australian star Steven Smith is nearing 5,000 runs in ODIs.

26 Feb 2023

Meg Lanning

Meg Lanning wins fifth ICC title as captain: Her achievements

Australia overcame South Africa to win the 2023 ICC Women's T20 World Cup title on Sunday.

27 Dec 2022

David Warner

David Warner becomes first Australian with double-century in 100th Test

Aussie opener David Warner has unlocked twin feats of clocking a double-century and century while playing his 100th Test.

25 Dec 2022

David Warner

David Warner eyes 8,000-run mark in his 100th Test: Stats

Aussie opener David Warner is set to feature in his 100th Test match.

Ricky Ponting rushed to hospital after feeling unwell

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been taken to hospital after complaining of health issues during Day 3 of the ongoing first Test between Australia and West Indies.

Australia's performance in ICC T20 World Cup: Key stats

Defending champions Australia will fight for their second ICC T20 World Cup title in the upcoming tournament.

19 Sep 2022

Pat Cummins

Who will be Australia's next ODI captain? Ricky Ponting answers

Aaron Finch recently called time on his ODI career.

09 Sep 2022

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli breaks this record of Sachin Tendulkar: Details here

Virat Kohli scored scintillating 122* from just 61 balls against Afghanistan in a Super Four match at the Asia Cup 2022 on Thursday.

09 Sep 2022

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli vs Ricky Ponting: Stats after 71 international hundreds

On Thursday, India's Virat Kohli took the cricketing fraternity by storm as he scored his 71st ton in international cricket.

13 Aug 2022

Mohammed Shami

Should India consider Mohammed Shami in T20Is? Ricky Ponting answers

Indian seamer Mohammed Shami has been making the news over the last few days.

26 Jul 2022

Indian Cricket Team

Who will be the T20 World Cup finalists? Ponting answers

The 2022 edition of the ICC T20 World Cup is all set to take place in Australia in October-November.

20 Jun 2022

Virat Kohli

Presenting the mind-boggling stats of Virat Kohli in Tests

On June 20, 2011, Virat Kohli set his foot into the world of Test cricket.

IPL 2022: Watson set to join DC as assistant coach

Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson is set to join the coaching staff of the Delhi Capitals for the upcoming 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

11 Feb 2022

Indian Cricket Team

Rishabh Pant vs Adam Gilchrist: Ricky Ponting compares the two

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes his compatriot Adam Gilchrist and Indian wicket-keeper-batter Rishabh Pant have several common attributes.

19 Dec 2020

Steve Waugh

Ricky Ponting turns 46: A look at his memorable records

Australian maestro Ricky Ponting turned 46 on Saturday.

21 Nov 2020


Records Aaron Finch can script in ODIs vs India

Australia and India are set to lock horns for a three-match ODi series, starting on November 27.

IPL 2020: Ponting wanted me to Mankad Finch, says Ashwin

Delhi Capitals spinner R Ashwin has revealed that coach Ricky Ponting wanted him to 'Mankad' Aaron Finch as he also believed that the Australian had gone down very far.

Australia Women script this record in ODIs

The Australian women's cricket team scripted a new record in ODIs after beating New Zealand Women in the third and final match.

IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting suggests an alternative to 'Mankading'

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been vocal regarding the controversial 'Mankad' rule, of late.

'Ponting acted like umpire', Harbhajan talks about controversial SCG Test

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh opened up on the infamous 'Monkeygate' Test, which was marred by several umpiring errors.

Here's the best over Ricky Ponting ever faced

Former Australian star batsman Ricky Ponting left a lasting legacy in the world of cricket.

Ponting reveals about giving up Australian captaincy in 2011

Ricky Ponting, who was a two-time ICC World Cup winner as the captain of the Australian cricket team, has opened up about giving up the leadership role back in 2011.

Bushfire Cricket Bash raises over USD 7.7 million: Details here

Cricket Australia on Sunday confirmed that the Bushfire charity cricket match featuring several legends of the past managed to raise over USD 7.7 million for the communities devastated by the fires that have ravaged Australia for months.

27 Jan 2020

Indian Cricket Team

Ponting backs Pant to play for India again: Here's why

Young Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been in the news for the past few weeks after being dropped from the XI of Team India. He has been replaced by KL Rahul.

Australia bushfires: Warne, Ponting to captain one-off fundraising match

With Australia facing a severe crisis in the form of bushfires plaguing the nation, a one-off fundraiser cricket match is set to be played on February 8.

03 Dec 2019


Ponting compares the bowling attack of India and Australia

India and Australia are set to lock horns once again in a four-Test series Down Under, late next year.

11 Oct 2019

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli smashes double hundred: List of records broken

A lot was being said about Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, who hadn't scored a ton in the last five Tests.

Ponting locks these three Aussie batsmen for Pakistan Tests

Legendary World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting has zeroed down on three Australian batsmen for the Test series against Pakistan in November.

05 Jul 2019

England Cricket Team

Busting the most popular myths around cricket

The sport of cricket is over 100 years old.

Here're some World Cup records that might never get broken

The ICC World Cup 2019 is past its midway stage and it keeps getting better.

World Cup: Ponting feels Warner can be the highest run-scorer

The ICC World Cup 2019 is about to reach its mid-stage, as we have seen some brilliant individual batting displays so far.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

Sri Lanka will be hoping for some action after seeing their last two games get washed out in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.

Australia vs Pakistan: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

Australia face Pakistan in match number 17 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Wednesday.

Australia vs West Indies: Here's the complete statistical analysis

Australia will be wanting to continue with their momentum in ODIs when they take on a vibrant West Indies in match number 10 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

Afghanistan vs Australia: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

Australia start their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign against Afghanistan in match number four on Saturday.

28 May 2019


World Cup: Here are the stats you need to know

The ICC World Cup 2019 begins this Thursday, as the teams are all set to put in their best efforts to lay hands on the coveted title.

Ricky Ponting can be an ideal coach for India: Ganguly

One of the surprises of the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League has been the rise of Delhi Capitals to the top of the table.

DC coach Ricky Ponting backs Rishabh Pant to win matches

Rishabh Pant has played a decent role for Delhi Capitals in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Ricky Ponting tells how India 'can win' 2019 World Cup

The ICC World Cup 2019 is getting closer with each passing day, as several pundits and analysts have started picking their favorites for the mega event.

Glenn Maxwell: Ricky Ponting's impact would be massive

Ricky Ponting led Australia to two consecutive World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007 and once again Aussies will look up to Punter to help them defend the title.

Cricket World Cup: Ricky Ponting will work alongside Justin Langer

Cricket Australia has announced that their most successful ODI skipper, Ricky Ponting will work alongside coach Justin Langer for the ICC World Cup 2019.

06 Jan 2019

David Warner

Ponting: None better than Justin Langer despite poor performance

Australia have been given a bitter pill to swallow after Indian captain Virat Kohli asked the hosts to follow on at Sydney in the fourth Test for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Happy birthday Ricky Ponting: Here's a look at his achievements

Ricky Ponting, Australia's greatest ever captain and one of the best batsmen in the world, turned 44 today.

India have a lot of uncertainty around them: Ponting

Legend Ricky Ponting had predicted a series win for Australia ahead of the first Test against India earlier this month.

15 Dec 2018

Test Cricket

#IndiaInAustralia: Finch reveals how chat with Punter helped him

Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch worked his way out to score a decent looking fifty in the first innings of the ongoing second Test match in Perth against India.

2019 IPL auction: Delhi Capitals ask fans for suggestions

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction is set to be held in Jaipur on December 18.

11 Dec 2018

Indian Cricket Team

Perth will suit Aussies more than India: Ponting

India beat Australia by 31 runs to win the first Test in Adelaide and take a 1-0 lead in the 4-match series.

09 Dec 2018

Test Cricket

#IndiaInAustralia: Ponting unhappy with umpiring decisions in Adelaide Test

Former Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting was left unhappy with umpiring decisions made on the fourth day of the ongoing first Test in Adelaide.

05 Dec 2018


Ricky Ponting divulges the method to rattle Virat Kohli

Former Australian captain and legend, Ricky Ponting, has devised a method which the Australian team can use to rattle Indian captain Virat Kohli.

29 Nov 2018

Test Cricket

#IndiaInAustralia: Ricky Ponting has predicted the winner of Test series

After outlining the playing XI Australia should field in the first Test against India, legend Ricky Ponting has now predicted the winner of the series.

27 Nov 2018

Test Cricket

Here's the XI which Ponting would have fielded against India

Legend Ricky Ponting has given his inputs regarding the playing XI, which Australia should field, for the first Test against India, starting December 6.

Delhi Daredevils appoint Kaif as assistant coach for IPL 2019

Indian Premier League outfit, Delhi Daredevils have roped in former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif as their new assistant coach.

21 Sep 2018

Virat Kohli

Ricky Ponting feels India will struggle in Australia

The Indian batting line-up was not up to the mark in the away Test series against South Africa and England this year.

08 Aug 2018


MCC Cricket Committee discusses slow over rate and 'shot clock'

The MCC World Cricket Committee has expressed its concerns over the slow over rate across the different formats of the game.

02 Jul 2018


Legends Dravid, Ponting, Taylor inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

Former India skipper Rahul Dravid and Australian captain Ricky Ponting were inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame.

Cricket Australia denies reports of Langer being selected as coach

Cricket Australia has gone on to quash reports that stated Justin Langer is set to be selected as the Australian team's head coach.

31 Mar 2018

Hashim Amla

Happy birthday Hashim Amla: Here're lesser known facts about him

Hashim Amla was born today, 35 years ago, in an orthodox South African Muslim family.

Ball-tampering scandal: Ponting-Gillespie team to replace Lehmann?

Australia's most successful captain Ricky Ponting and former pace bowler Jason Gillespie are likely to replace, former team-mate Darren Lehmann, as the coaches of the Australian national team.

Delhi Daredevils announce Gambhir as captain for IPL 2018

Delhi Daredevils on Wednesday announced Gautam Gambhir as their new skipper for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 season.

Ricky Ponting named Australia's assistant coach for T20Is

Cricket great and former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed Australia's assistant coach for the upcoming T20I tri-series against New Zealand and England later this month.

#LegendsOfCricket: Happy Birthday Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting, Australia's greatest ever captain and one of the best batsmen in the world, turns 43 today.

19 Oct 2016

Michael Clarke

I don't think my language was appropriate to Katich: Clarke

Michael Clarke came clean about an argument he had with Simon Katich in an interview before launch of his autobiography.

Harbhajan gives me nightmares: Ponting

Former Australian cricket captain has confessed that Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh still gives him nightmares.