Aus v NZ, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne
Mar 27, 2015: Ricky Ponting believes Australia are overwhelming favourites but added that if New Zealand manage to stick to their script in the World Cup so far, "anything can happen"
Men of the Finals
Jan 19, 2015: Ricky Ponting made the 2003 final against a resurgent India a no-contest with one of the finest batting displays in World Cup history
Dec 10, 2014: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting will take over as head coach of Mumbai Indians from the upcoming IPL season
Dec 2, 2014: Also, most twin fifties in Tests, and a correction about most first-class wickets in a calendar year
Nov 6, 2014: A chorus of former Australian captains stood staunchly behind the incumbent Michael Clarke after he faced questions about his leadership upon his return home from a dreadful Test series defeat
Nov 3, 2014: Ricky Ponting has joined ESPNcricinfo to provide his unique and piercing insights on world cricket for the Australian summer, the 2015 World Cup and the Ashes tour that follows
Oct 31, 2014: His belligerent innings left India hapless in the 2003 final
IPL 2014 newsfile
Apr 27, 2014: A round-up of IPL-related news on April 27, 2014
Feb 13, 2014: Ricky Ponting, the former Australia batsman, has criticised Cricket Australia for its handling of the race row in the aftermath of the Sydney Test and said that it led to a premature end to Andrew Symonds' Test career
Dec 9, 2013: After Darren Bravo's superb effort in Dunedin, a look at some other famous match-saving innings in Tests
Nov 25, 2013: After the emotion of Sachin Tendulkar's last Test, a look at some farewells that didn't go quite so well
Nov 21, 2013: Thinking the Australian team unlikeable is a habit people slipped into. There comes a time for eyes to be readjusted
Nov 4, 2013: Alex Doolan, the Tasmania batsman, has taken full advantage of his proximity to Ricky Ponting during the 2012-13 Sheffield Shield to observe and infer as much as he can from the Australian batting great
Nov 4, 2013: Shane Warne has accused Ricky Ponting of being motivated by "jealousy" in criticising his Australian captaincy successor Michael Clarke
At the Close of Play
Oct 31, 2013: The former Australia captain's biography is a doorstop that offers a detailed and honest account of his career
Oct 25, 2013: On the eve of a home Ashes summer, Ricky Ponting believes Michael Clarke, as Australia's best batsman, should be coming out to bat at No. 3
Oct 25, 2013: Ricky Ponting talks about imposing himself on the bowler, batting to win, and turns the spot on his strengths and weaknesses
Oct 22, 2013: Ricky Ponting has expressed outrage at being told by CA chief executive James Sutherland, during the 2011 SCG Test against England, that "no one ever spends money when they are going well", a statement he feels captures the current plight of cricket in th
Oct 22, 2013: Ricky Ponting, the former Australia captain, has buried the hatchet with the concerned players involved over the Monkeygate scandal of 2008, and has derided Cricket Australia over catering to the interests of the BCCI over the welfare of one of their play
Oct 13, 2013: Ricky Ponting has revealed the doubts he harboured about Michael Clarke before his ascension to the Australian captaincy, saying his deputy did not contribute as much as desired
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history