Ricky Ponting

Born: December 19, 1974 (age 42)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Launceston, Australia
Nationality: Australia Australian

Role: Top-order batsman
Ricky Ponting
Sports Mole has 103 articles about Ricky Ponting. Articles 1 to 40:
BT Sport cricket presenter Greg James
Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen join BT Sport cricket team
Michael Vaughan, Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann join the presenting team for BT Sport's cricket coverage.
Oct 14, 13:28
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
Trevor Bayliss: 'Alastair Cook can catch Sachin Tendulkar'
England head coach Trevor Bayliss sees "no reason" why Alastair Cook cannot overtake Sachin Tendulkar as the leading run-scorer in Test cricket history.
May 31, 22:15
England batsman Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2016
England captain Alastair Cook makes history by reaching 10,000 Test runs
Alastair Cook becomes the first England cricketer and youngest in the sport to reach 10,000 Test runs.
May 30, 15:16
Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Australia batsman Steve Smith named ICC Cricketer of the Year
Australia captain Steve Smith wins both the ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year awards.
Dec 23, 11:16
Ricky Ponting of Australia celebrates making a half century on debut during the First Test between Australia ans Sri Lanka held at the WACA December 8, 1995
On this day: Australia's Ricky Ponting scores 96 on Test debut
Twenty years ago today, a young Ricky Ponting scored 96 runs on his first ever Test appearance for Australia.
Dec 10, 06:00
Australia coach Darren Lehmann oversees an official team training session ahead of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Riverside stadium in Chester-le-Street, north-east England on August 8, 2013
Australia coach Darren Lehmann admits "hardest" Brad Haddin decision
Australia coach Darren Lehmann claims that not recalling Brad Haddin for the third Ashes Test was the toughest decision of his career.
Aug 1, 12:02
Michael Clarke poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
Ricky Ponting: 'Michael Clarke has to remain at number four'
Ricky Ponting is adamant that Australia skipper Michael Clarke has to remain in his place at number four in the batting order for the fourth Ashes Test.
Aug 1, 05:06
Australian batsman Brad Haddin celebrates scoring a century against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Shane Warne critical of Brad Haddin omission
Shane Warne criticises Australia's decision to leave Brad Haddin out of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
Jul 29, 12:01
Australian batsman Brad Haddin celebrates scoring a century against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Ricky Ponting left "disappointed" as Cricket Australia drop Brad Haddin
Brad Haddin's omission from the third Ashes Test is 'disappointing', according to former Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
Jul 29, 04:18
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
Third Ashes Test: Should England make changes?
Following their Ashes humiliation at Lord's, Sports Mole assesses whether England need to make any changes ahead of the Edgbaston Test.
Jul 20, 12:06
England's Andrew Flintoff celebrates after bowling Australia's Peter Siddle (not pictured) and gets five wickets on his final Ashes match at Lords during the Australian second Innings on the final day of the second Ashes Test match at Lord's cricket groun
On this day: Retiring Andrew Flintoff skittles out Australians at Lord's
Six years ago today, a retiring Andrew Flintoff claimed a five-for as England beat Australia at Lord's for the first time in 75 years.
Jul 20, 08:00
Ricky Ponting arrives at the Crown Sports Bar Launch at Crown Casino on March 6, 2014
Ricky Ponting calls for cricket to be included in Olympics
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting claims that the sport should push to be included in the Olympics.
Jul 14, 19:37
The England slips celebrate as Australia captain Michael Clarke reacts after being caught during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Ricky Ponting rues first-innings deficit as England win first Test
England's first-innings advantage was the key reason they won the first Ashes Test, claims ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting.
Jul 11, 19:42
Ricky Ponting arrives at the Crown Sports Bar Launch at Crown Casino on March 6, 2014
Ricky Ponting: 'England bowlers were brilliant'
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting praises the England bowlers after day two of the first test of The Ashes.
Jul 9, 20:30
India's coach Duncan Fletcher watches his team during a training session ahead of their 2015 Cricket World Cup Group B match against Zimbabwe in Auckland on March 13. 2015
Duncan Fletcher: '2005 Ashes win was greatest achievement'
Former England coach Duncan Fletcher believes that his greatest achievement in the game was the Three Lions' 2-1 series win over Australia in the 2005 Ashes.
Jul 5, 19:00
Ricky Ponting arrives at the Crown Sports Bar Launch at Crown Casino on March 6, 2014
Ricky Ponting to join Sky Sports' Ashes coverage
Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting signs up to Sky Sports' punditry team for this summer's Ashes coverage.
Jun 10, 10:07
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Steven Smith to bat at three for Australia in Dominica
Steven Smith will bat at three when Australia get the first Test against the West Indies underway in Dominica on Wednesday.
Jun 3, 03:59
Ricky Ponting arrives at the Crown Sports Bar Launch at Crown Casino on March 6, 2014
Ricky Ponting: 'Steve Smith should skipper Australia'
Steve Smith should be the man to replace Michael Clarke as captain of Australia at one-day international level, according to Ricky Ponting.
Mar 31, 09:36
Steven Finn smiles to the crowd after taking five wickets during England's match with India on January 20, 2015
Cricket World Cup hat-tricks
Following the exploits of Steven Finn, Sports Mole looks back on the eight hat-tricks that have been taken at the Cricket World Cup.
Feb 15, 10:56
Ricky Ponting arrives at the Crown Sports Bar Launch at Crown Casino on March 6, 2014
Mumbai Indians appoint Ricky Ponting
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting agrees to take charge of Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians.
Dec 10, 14:09
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England during day one of the First Ashes Test match on November 21, 2013
Australia captain Michael Clarke to act as pallbearer at Phil Hughes's funeral
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke will act as one of the pallbearers at the funeral of batsman Phil Hughes, who died aged 25 after getting hit by a ball.
Dec 2, 11:28
Phil Hughes in action in August 2014
Ricky Ponting: 'First Test should be postponed'
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels that the Baggy Greens' first Test match against India should be postponed following the death of batsman Phil Hughes.
Nov 29, 05:45
Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket of South Africa's Alviro Petersen, during the 4th day of the first test match on February 15, 2014
Australia's Mitchell Johnson lands major ICC awards
Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson becomes just the second man to be named ICC cricketer of the year twice and is also named Test cricketer of the year by the ICC.
Nov 14, 09:20
England captain Graeme Swann and Kevin Pietersen during a nets session at Eden Gardens on October 28, 2011
Alec Stewart told ECB of England trio involved in Kevin Pietersen parody account
Alec Stewart reveals that he spoke to the ECB about the involvement of Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan in a Kevin Pietersen parody account on Twitter.
Oct 9, 02:11
Ricky Ponting arrives at the Crown Sports Bar Launch at Crown Casino on March 6, 2014
Ricky Ponting defends Kevin Pietersen bullying claims
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting defends Kevin Pietersen's claim that there was a culture of bullying within the England setup.
Oct 8, 11:50
Kevin Pietersen celebrates his century against Australia at The Oval on September 12, 2005.
On this day: Kevin Pietersen century guides England to Ashes triumph
On this day nine years ago Kevin Pietersen hits his maiden Test century to lead England to a 2-1 Ashes series triumph.
Sep 12, 10:24
Jacques Kallis of South Africa bats during day three of the Second Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 24, 2012
Jacques Kallis: A Modern-Day Legend
Following his decision to retire from all forms of international cricket, Sports Mole takes a closer look at the career of South Africa's Jacques Kallis.
Aug 1, 11:47
Jacques Kallis of South Africa bats during day three of the Second Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 24, 2012
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis retires from all international cricket
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of international cricket.
Jul 30, 13:10
Ricky Ponting arrives at the Crown Sports Bar Launch at Crown Casino on March 6, 2014
Ricky Ponting: 'I should have ended career sooner'
Ricky Ponting claims that he left it too long to retire from professional cricket.
Jun 7, 06:00
Mitchell Johnson of Australia celebrates after he dismissed Jonny Bairstow of England during day one of the Fourth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2013
Result: Australia complete Ashes whitewash over England
Australia beat England by 281 runs in Sydney to complete a 5-0 Ashes whitewash Down Under.
Jan 5, 05:24
Jacques Kallis of South Africa bats during day three of the Second Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Adelaide Oval on November 24, 2012
Jacques Kallis to retire from Test cricket
Legendary South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces that he will retire from Test cricket after the Boxing Day Test against India in Durban.
Dec 25, 11:10
Centurions Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott pose with their bats at The Gabba on November 29, 2010.
Looking back: England break records in Brisbane draw
Ahead of tomorrow's first Ashes Test, Sports Mole looks back on what happened the last time Australia and England met in Brisbane.
Nov 19, 16:49
Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and Nathan Lyon of Australia walk off as rain falls during day five of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia on August 5, 2013
Michael Clarke dispels retirement talk
Michael Clarke says that he has "four or five years left" in cricket as speculation that he could soon retire due to back problems gathers pace.
Nov 9, 04:16
Australia captain Michael Clarke argues with the umpire during the fifth Ashes test on August 25, 2013
Australia captain Michael Clarke refuses to be drawn on feud with Ricky Ponting
Australia captain Michael Clarke refuses to be drawn on his feud with Ricky Ponting.
Oct 29, 11:07
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Ricky Ponting calls on Australia to give Phil Hughes a chance
Ricky Ponting believes that batsman Phil Hughes should be given a chance by Australia.
Oct 22, 11:50
Australia batsman David Warner hits out watched by Jos Buttler during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham ICG on August 31, 2013
Ricky Ponting: 'David Warner would have learned from mistakes'
Ricky Ponting believes that Australia batsman David Warner has learned from his mistakes.
Oct 22, 11:26
Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and Nathan Lyon of Australia walk off as rain falls during day five of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia on August 5, 2013
Ricky Ponting had Michael Clarke doubts
Ricky Ponting says that he had doubts over the ability of Michael Clarke to succeed him as Australian captain when he was took over in 2011.
Oct 13, 03:49
Stuart Broad celebrates after taking Michael Clarke's wicket during day four of the First Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge on July 13, 2013
Nasser Hussain: Australia's batting was "awful"
Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that Australia's batting performance in their first innings of the second Ashes Test was "awful"
Jul 20, 03:06
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting: Australia defeat was "heartbreaking"
Ricky Ponting says that Australia's dramatic loss to England in the opening Test of this year's Ashes series brought back bad personal memories.
Jul 16, 07:45
Australia's Ricky Ponting walks off the pitch for the last time on December 3, 2012
Ricky Ponting ends career with 169 not out for Surrey
Ricky Ponting finishes his first-class cricket career by registering 169 not out for Surrey against Nottinghamshire at the Kia Oval.
Jul 11, 17:07



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