Full Name Ricky Ponting
Born December 19, 1974
Launceston,Tasmania
Age 42 Years, 4 Months, 10 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Teams Played Australia, ICC World XI, Tasmania, Australia A, Surrey, Young Australia, Kolkata, Mumbai, Somerset, Australian XI, Hobart Hurricanes, Antigua Hawksbills, Warnes Warriors
Man of the Match Test - 15, ODI - 31, World Cup - 3, T20I - 1, IPL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1995 - 2012], [ODI, 1995 - 2012], [World Cup, 1996 - 2011], [T20I, 2005 - 2009], [IPL, 2008 - 2013],

One of the finest batsmen produced by the highly rated Australian domestic circuit, Ricky Ponting has also been regarded as one of the best thinkers in the game. A resume which consists of two World Cup triumphs as skipper and the honour of being captain of the longest reigning number one Test team, 'Punter' finds himself in the pantheon of Aussie greats.

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Ricky Ponting Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 168 287 29 13378 257 v IND 41 62 1509 73 51.85 58.72 196 0
ODI 375 365 39 13704 164 v SA 30 82 1231 162 42.03 80.39 160 0
World Cup 46 42 4 1743 140* v IND 5 6 145 31 45.86 79.95 28 0
T20I 17 16 2 401 98* v NZ 0 2 41 11 28.64 132.78 8 0
IPL 10 9 0 91 28 v BLR 0 0 5 2 10.11 71.09 4 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 36 97.5 24 276 5 1/0 v WI 0 0 55.20 2.82 117.40
ODI 5 25 0 104 3 1/12 v ZIM 0 0 34.66 4.16 50.00
World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ricky Ponting Profile

One of the finest batsmen produced by the highly rated Australian domestic circuit, Ricky Ponting has also been regarded as one of the best thinkers in the game. A resume which consists of two World Cup triumphs as skipper and the honour of being captain of the longest reigning number one Test team, 'Punter' finds himself in the pantheon of Aussie greats.

At a very young age, Ponting exhibited flair and a will for perfection which separated him from his peers. He debuted for Tasmania at the age of 17 and made an immediate impact. After a few consistent performances, he made his ODI debut for Australia in 1995 against South Africa, where he showed glimpses of his genius. A freak accident to mainstay Mark Waugh enabled Ponting to make his Test debut against Sri Lanka where he fell four short of a maiden Test ton. Quick feet and an ability to pick the line of the ball early is what made him special over the years. He has not only been a brilliant fielder but has the added knack of affecting run-outs. Ponting has been regarded as one of the best players of the hook and pull shot in the modern game.

The Tasmanian was a part of Steve Waugh’s ‘golden era’ that changed the face of Test cricket. After the sacking of Steve Waugh as ODI captain in 2002, Ponting was called on to lead the team in an away series against South Africa. Australia won comprehensively and he was consequently made ODI captain ahead of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. It proved to be a master stroke as he led Australia to cup honours playing a massive hand in thrashing India in the finals. He repeated the feat in 2007, but was rather unsuccessful in 2011. Ponting then stepped down from the post he held for a long time, paving way for a younger generation to assume the leadership role.

In 2012, Punter, often considered to be Australia's best batsman since Sir Don Bradman, decided to call it quits, with one last appearance in Australia's third Test against South Africa at the WACA, Perth, which was co-incidentally the venue of his debut match too. However, in an illustrious career that spanned 17 glorious years, Ponting’s last Test turned out to be his worst performance since the 2001 debacle against India. But, the veteran wasn't done with cricket on the domestic front. He participated actively in that year's Big Bash League, representing Hobart Hurricanes. The following year, he was usurped by the Mumbai for the sixth IPL season and was appointed captain as well. In the same year, he was signed by Surrey for two months.

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