February 7, 2000

Ponting named in unchanged squad for NZ one-dayers

Ricky Ponting has been included in the 13-man Australian squad for the one-day internationals starting in New Zealand next week, despite injuring his ankle during the second final of the Carlton & United Series last Friday. Ponting was expected to face a long stint on the sidelines after crashing into the SCG boundary fence while fielding during Australia's crushing victory over Pakistan, but has been diagnosed with a sprain only and is expected to be fit for the six-match series which begins on February 16.

Squad: Steve Waugh (c), Shane Warne (v-c), Michael Bevan, Damien Fleming, Adam Gilchrist, Ian Harvey, Brett Lee, Shane Lee, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds, Mark Waugh.