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About Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting is the captain of the Australian Cricket Team. He plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the Indian Premier League.

Professional Biography

India Tour - October / November 2008

Ponting said he would have avoided the India tour in October and November this year and given himself some more time to recover from his wrist surgery. On December 4, 08, he had X-rays on his sore right wrist when he visited surgeon Greg Hoy in Melbourne.

South Africa Test Series

Ponting is named in the probables for the South Africa Test Series though it is unclear if he will be playing because of the inflammatory injury.

Border-Gavaskar Trophy series - 2008

Ricky Ponting is the captail of the young Australian team for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Just before being named for the series, Ponting had surgery and got injured during the West Indies tour.

Speaking on the trophy series, Ponting said he is ready to end his Indian curse and serve up a run blitz in the forthcoming series. Pakistan coach and former Aussie fast bowler Geoff Lawson said Ponting will be right to concentrate on attacking the Indians with their battery of seamers in the Test series beginning next month.

Other Professional Information

Ricky Ponting Timeline

Ricky Ponting in News

Working hard to get fit for Oz cricket summer has been worth it, says Ponting, wife
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting is sweating it out in the gym to ensure he starts this year's Australian summer in peak condition.

'Desperate' Clarke asks team to 'pull out all stops' to level one-day series
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has asked his teammates to pull out all stops to level the one-day series against England, but faces pressure to do the same at the selection table.

CA's new contract puts Clarke's base salary at $2 million
Captain Michael Clarke, who tops the list Cricket Australia's new contract list, will earn a base salary of about $2 million and will pocket much more when his skipper's allowance and match fees are taken into account.

Pay dispute ends, Clarke and Johnson big winners in CA's contract list
Skipper Michael Clarke and pacer Mitchell Johnson have emerged as biggest gainers in Cricket Australia's list of contracted players for the next year,as the governing body has reduced the number from 25 to 17.

Arthur asks young Oz players to 'stand up and take responsibility' in absence of seniors
Australia coach Mickey Arthur has asked his young players to step up to the plate and make most of the five-match one-day series against England in absence of senior players like Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey.

Clarke not to play till 40, declares to quit cricket post his mid-30s
Eager to make an impact over a short space of time, Australia's skipper Michael Clarke has said would quit cricket after he passed his mid-30s.

Cancer foundation helped me appreciate life, get over tough cricket times: Ponting
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, 37, has revealed that he and his wife Rianna's foundation, which supports charities that care for children with cancer, helped him during the tough times in his career.

Ponting says putting Oz team interests ahead of himself led to his one-day demise
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that he paid the ultimate price as an international one-day player because he put the national team ahead of himself.

Oz coach Arthur backs Ponting to play in 2013 Ashes series
Australian coach Mickey Arthur has endorsed former skipper Ricky Ponting's bid to play in the 2013 Ashes series in England.

'Struggling' Cowan, Ponting stuck in 'weakest link in squad' crosshair
Australian cricketers Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting are set to spend the rest of the season tackling claims of being the weakest links in the Test squad.

Ponting under scanner for 'periscope' dismissal in final Test against Windies
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is under the scanner after being denied the chance smash a career-saving century by a mode of dismissal commonly referred to in cricket circles as a "periscope" in the final test aginst the West Indies.

Cowan and Ponting put Aussies in control on third day of Test against Windies
Australia remained in full control of the game with both Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting smashing much-needed half-centuries, but the West Indies still have a slim chance of squaring the series after dismissing Ponting, Michael Clarke and Matthew Wade on the third day of the final Test against the West Indies.

Twenty20 specialist Warner turns over to new 'patient' leaf
Former Twenty20 specialist and batting tyro David Warner is patiently evolving his game away from the glare of Australia.

Ponting overtakes Dravid to become second highest Test run scorer
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting overtook India's Rahul Dravid to become the second highest Test run scorer during the opening day of the third Test against the West Indies.

'Passionate' Ponting in no mood to quit Test cricket yet
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has said that he has no intention of ending his Test career and is rather looking forward to taking on South Africa later this year.

Clarke urges Oz team to 'make one last effort' for big finish against Windies
Australia captain Michael Clarke has asked his team to make one last effort to win the last Test against the West Indies in Dominica this week.

Oz coach Arthur says 'under fire' Ponting is a 'big part of this team'
Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur cannot understand why questions are being raised over veteran batsman Ricky Ponting's international future.

Ponting says 'nothing will change going into Dominica Test
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has said every Test gives a chance of victory.

Roach vows to attack Ponting
West Indies pacer Kemar Roach, who rocked Ricky Ponting's career in 2009 by finding a chink in his armour, has vowed to take on the former Australian skipper during the remainder of the three-Test series.

Roach's five-wicket haul restricts Australia for 311
The pitch at Queen's Park Oval might not be tailor-made for fast bowlers, but West Indies pacer Kemar Roach took the third five-wicket haul of his Test match career to help his team bowl out Australia for 311 in the first innings of the second Digicel Test match.

Pattinson thrilled to trouble Indian legends with his pace
James Pattinson, who bowled Australia to a decisive win in his first Boxing Day Test, was thrilled to penetrate the defences of top Indian batsmen including Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

Aussies look to filed four pacers for Sydney Test, recall Harris
Australia has recalled Ryan Harris for second Test against India, indicating that the Aussies are considering a four-man pace attack the Sydney game.

Test poised for tight finish as India, Australia share honours on day three
The Boxing Day Test is poised for a razor edge finish after Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey today salvaged an Australian innings that was on the brink of collapse and led their team's fight back against India on day three.

India, Oz aiming for good start in Test series
Both India and Australia are looking forward to a series win and will aim to gain a good start in the Boxing Day Test.

Ponting under pressure to retain place in squad after Marsh's BBL comeback
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is reportedly under pressure to retain his place in the squad after Shaun Marsh smashed an unbeaten 99 in the Big Bash League tournament to stake his claim for selection.

Guts and talent don't need coaching: Ex-Test batsman Bruce Francis
Former Australian Test batsman Bruce Francis is of the view that players who are talented and have guts to take on the opposition, don't need to be coached or guided on how to play.

Warne shocked over Khawaja's harsh axing
Spin legend Shane Warne is shocked by Usman Khawaja's harsh axing, and added that the noose will tighten around Mike Hussey and Ricky Ponting unless Australia defeats India.

Ex-Oz pacer Rodney Hogg reveals his ten best batting greats
Former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg still rates West Indian batting great Vivian Richards as the best batter he has confronted at the international level.

India winning against Aussies hangs by an ankle ligament and a hamstring
For all the hype and hysteria surrounding the much vaunted Indian batting line up, the visitors lack bowling firepower going into the first of four Tests against Australia Down Under.

Pacy pitches will bother Indian batsmen: Mark Taylor
Playing too much cricket on flat wickets could be a disadvantage for Indian batsmen, according to former Australian captain Mark Taylor.

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