Ponting first World Cup captain to score 1,000 runs

Ricky PontingRicky Ponting, during his 36-run knock here Sunday against Kenya, became the first World Cup captain to score a thousand runs. He aggregates 1,030 at an average of 54.21 in 26 games and he has hit three centuries and five fifties.Ponting’s world cup performance in India, however, has not been all that good. In nine

Australia’s Ponting goes in to bat for his job

Ricky PontingAustralian cricket captain Ricky Ponting Saturday declared himself fit to play in the crucial fourth Ashes Test against England in Melbourne Sunday. The out-of-form batsman, who broke his little finger last weekend in the Perth Test that put the local side back in the game, admitted another low score Sunday would jeopardise his inclusion in

Ponting may be axed as captain if Australia loses Ashes

Ricky PontingRicky Ponting has said he may have to step down as Australian skipper if the Ashes series is lost. Defeat in Perth, would force Ponting and selectors to face the question of his captaincy head-on, but it is doubtful the selectors would replace Ponting as skipper mid-way through the series even if England goes 2-0

Angry Ponting slams ‘technology-deficient’ TV referral system as ‘blight

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has branded the TV referral system as ‘a blight on the game’ after being denied what he considered was a fair catch in the drawn first Test of the Ashes series. The bone of contention was the decision to give England double centurion Alastair Cook not-out after being caught by Ponting.

Winners deserve the real Ashes urn: Ponting

Ricky Ponting has reopened the age-old debate about where the Ashes urn is held by declaring Australia should be rewarded with the real item if they defeat England this summer. Despite originating in Australia, the urn lives at the spiritual home of cricket at Lord”s in London and series victors are presented with replica Ashes.

Mark Waugh says Ponting will have win Ashes to keep Oz skipper’s job

Former Australian middle-order batsman Mark Waugh believes that if Ricky Ponting loses a third Ashes series to England, his days as captain are numbered. Ponting goes into his fourth Test series with England in charge of the Baggy Greens with one victory and two defeats to his name. Only Billy Murdoch and Percy McDonnell have