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Ricky Ponting

Born: December 19, 1974 (age 44)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Launceston, Australia
Nationality: Australia Australian

Role: Top-order batsman
Ricky Ponting
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Sports Mole has 104 articles about Ricky Ponting. Articles 1 to 40:
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
Joe Root: 'I'm not a little boy'
England captain Joe Root dismisses Ricky Ponting's description of him as "a little boy".
Dec 25, 11:44
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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