Difficult to play all three formats: Ponting

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/p/pontingap1.jpg' class='caption'> With T20 adding to the already crammed schedule, Ricky Ponting feels it is going to be difficult for Australian cricketers to play in all three forms.

Updated: February 19, 2009 12:34 IST
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With Twenty20 cricket adding to the already crammed international schedule, Ricky Ponting feels it is going to be difficult for Australia's star cricketers to play in all three forms of the game.

The Australia skipper is among the handful of Australia cricketers who consistently play Test, one-day and T20 cricket - which currently also includes Brad Haddin, Mike Hussey and Mitchell Johnson.

"It's going to be difficult (to play all three forms).

"International cricket has been difficult for the last couple of years anyway, trying to get the right amount of time between games is something that everybody in cricket has been working on and trying to make better," Ponting told the Australian Associated Press.

With a tight schedule in place, Australia skipper feels he is going to come across the busiest season ever.

"This next 12 months ... we've got coming up is probably the most busy I would have ever played in 12 or 13 years of international cricket," he said.

Ponting, who is hopeful of Michael Clarke's availability in the final match of the ODI series against New Zealand which is tied 2-2.

"He is still a bit sore. We'll have to wait until tomorrow morning before we make the final decision on him," Ponting said.

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