Ponting's Ashes XI

Ricky Ponting picks his dream team from among players he played with and against

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Matthew Hayden hits one through the off side

No. 1: Matthew Hayden

Opening the batting on the former Australia captain's all-star Ashes XI picked from among his contemporaries: a burly attacker from Queensland

Alastair Cook comes out to begin England's second innings

No. 2: Alastair Cook

Joining Matthew Hayden as opening partner in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: an unflappable run-getter from England

Justin Langer waves goodbye

No. 3: Justin Langer

At one-drop in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: a gritty left-hand batsman who was a handy opener

Kevin Pietersen played his second important innings of the match

No. 4: Kevin Pietersen

Leading the middle order in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: a dashing batsman from England (or South Africa)

Steve Waugh walks out for his final Test innings

No. 5: Steve Waugh

At No. 5 in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: his predecessor

Michael Hussey leads Australia out in his final Test

No. 6: Michael Hussey

At No. 6 in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: a man they called Mr Cricket

Adam Gilchrist completes the catch to remove MS Dhoni

No. 7: Adam Gilchrist

Behind the stumps in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: the greatest wicketkeeper-batsman of all time?

Andrew Flintoff bounces Phillip Hughes

No. 8: Andrew Flintoff

The allrounder in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: the star of England's 2005 Ashes win

Jason Gillespie in his delivery stride

No. 9: Jason Gillespie

At No. 9 in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: a fast bowler who scored a Test double-hundred

Shane Warne walks along the boundary line

No. 10: Shane Warne

The specialist spinner in the former Australia captain's Ashes XI: a man with over 700 Test wickets