Australian cricket April 1, 2006

Ricky joins the greats of the day

As a batsman, Ponting has shown a rare ability to keep things simple

As a batsman, Ponting has shown a rare ability to keep things simple. Where Lara has waxed and waned and Tendulkar has wrestled with adulthood, the Tasmanian has replaced youth's folly whilst retaining its vigour, writes Peter Roebuck in The Sydney Morning Herald.

Alex Brown writes Australia's pacemen will have NASA to thank for a revolutionary new method of swing bowling in time for next summer's Ashes series. Click here for Harsha Bhogle's take on 'contrast swing'.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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