Ponting 12th man in all-time Australian XI

Updated: 20 July 2009 09:59 IST

Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Glenn McGrath made it to a cricket website's all-time Australian XI but Ponting was given 12th man status.

Melbourne:

Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Glenn McGrath made it to a cricket website's all-time Australian XI but Ricky Ponting was deemed good enough only for the 12th man's slot.

Don Bradman, Shane Warne and Dennis Lillee were the unanimous choice of the 10 judges, while former captain Greg Chappell and all-rounder Keith Miller received nine votes.

Legendary Victor Trumper and retired stumper Gilchrist got eight votes each from the jury comprising cricket historians and print and radio journalists.

Matthew Hayden's amazing record did threw him in contention but the jury eventually decided to open with the legendary Trumper and Bradman's teammate Arthur Morris.

At number three, Don Bradman was an "axiomatic" choice, while "cricketing aristocrat" Greg Chappell and the Allan Border slammed the middle order door on Ponting.

Topics : Cricket Ricky Ponting
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