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Ricky Ponting      

Full name Ricky Thomas Ponting

Born December 19, 1974, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 39 years 364 days

Major teams Australia, Antigua Hawksbills, ICC World XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Somerset, Surrey, Tasmania

Nickname Punter

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 1.78 m

Education Mowbray Primary; Brooks Senior High School, Launceston

Relation Uncle - GD Campbell

Ricky Thomas Ponting
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 22782 58.72 41 62 1509 73 196 0
ODIs 375 365 39 13704 164 42.03 17046 80.39 30 82 1231 162 160 0
T20Is 17 16 2 401 98* 28.64 302 132.78 0 2 41 11 8 0
First-class 289 494 62 24150 257 55.90 82 106 309 0
List A 456 445 53 16363 164 41.74 34 99 195 0
Twenty20 48 43 3 909 98* 22.72 819 110.98 0 5 75 25 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 168 36 587 276 5 1/0 1/0 55.20 2.82 117.4 0 0 0
ODIs 375 5 150 104 3 1/12 1/12 34.66 4.16 50.0 0 0 0
T20Is 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 289 1506 813 14 2/10 58.07 3.23 107.5 0 0
List A 456 349 269 8 3/34 3/34 33.62 4.62 43.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 48 2 12 23 1 1/11 1/11 23.00 11.50 12.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Dec 8-11, 1995 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 15, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v India at Brisbane, Feb 19, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jun 8, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class Surrey v Nottinghamshire at The Oval, Jul 8-11, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Surrey v Lancashire at Guildford, Jun 9, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Northamptonshire at Taunton, Jul 15, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Antigua Hawksbills v Guyana Amazon Warriors at North Sound, Aug 17, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Hawksbills v Amazon North Sound 17 Aug 2013 T20
- Hawksbills v Zouks North Sound 15 Aug 2013 T20
- Hawksbills v Tridents North Sound 13 Aug 2013 T20
1 Hawksbills v Red Steel Port of Spain 11 Aug 2013 T20
20 Hawksbills v Zouks Gros Islet 6 Aug 2013 T20
19 Hawksbills v Tallawahs Providence 4 Aug 2013 T20
1 Hawksbills v Tridents Bridgetown 1 Aug 2013 T20
3 Surrey v Hampshire The Oval 19 Jul 2013 T20
65 Surrey v Essex The Oval 15 Jul 2013 T20
29, 169* Surrey v Notts The Oval 8 Jul 2013 FC
Profile

Ricky Ponting, the most uncompromising player of his generation, grew into Australia's most successful run-maker and only sits below Bradman in the country's overall ratings. It takes an extremely critical eye to diminish his run-scoring achievements, which seem to collect new records in every series. Like spotting a celebrity, it's necessary to look twice when analysing Ponting, first as the archetypal modern batsman, then as the country's 42nd Test captain. There is no doubt about his greatness after taking guard, but his leadership has been under scrutiny for much of his reign. While his blade has sparkled, his stewardship is pock-marked by three Ashes defeats - two in England and one at home - and stumbles to South Africa and India.

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Timeline
    • November 1992
      Starting young
      • Ricky Ponting makes his first-class debut for Tasmania at the age of 17. He is the youngest player to represent Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield.
    • February 15, 1995
      Disappointing ODI debut
      • Makes ODI debut at the age of 20 and scores 1 against South Africa in Wellington.
    • December 10, 1995
      Missing out on a debut Test hundred
      • Makes Test debut against Sri Lanka at the WACA and is unlucky to be given out lbw on 96.
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Nov 27, 2014

Ricky Ponting and Peter Siddle at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, where Phillip Hughes was treated for a head injury, November 27, 2014

Ricky Ponting and Peter Siddle at St. Vincent's Hospital

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Nov 6, 2014

Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Allan Border and Steve Waugh with the World Cup trophy, Sydney, November 6, 2014

Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Allan Border and Steve Waugh with the World Cup trophy

© Getty Images

Apr 27, 2014

Ricky Ponting and Kevin Pietersen engage in conversation, Daredevils v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2014, Sharjah, April 27, 2014

Ricky Ponting and Kevin Pietersen engage in conversation

© BCCI

Notes

ICC Player of the Year - 2006,2007

ICC Test Player of the Year - 2003, 2004, 2006

One-Day International Player of the Year - 2002

Allan Border Medal - 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009

Wisden Cricketer of the Year - 2006

Cricinfo Player of the Decade - 2000-09

Tour Results
Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne - Jan 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (D/L method)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 26, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Hobart - Jan 23, 2013
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney - Jan 20, 2013
No result
Australia v Sri Lanka at Brisbane - Jan 18, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 180 balls remaining)
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