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Ponting not going anywhere: Micky Arthur


May 1st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Australian coach Mickey Arthur said Tuesday that former captain Ricky Ponting was very much in the reckoning to play in next year's Ashes series in England.Ponting ... Read more...

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Windies keep lid on Australia despite Clarke’s 50


April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 10 (IANS/CMC) Captain Michael Clarke stroked a half-century to stabilise Australia but the West Indies bowlers made crucial strikes at key junctures, to stay in control on the ... Read more...

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Sammy clear about bowling role in West Indies side


April 10th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), April 10 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he is in no doubt about the critical role he plays in the West Indies side as the third seamer, ... Read more...

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Ponting axed from Australia’s ODI squad, Watson returns


February 20th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) Veteran batsman and former captain Ricky Ponting was Monday dropped from a 13-man Australian squad for the One-Day Internationals while all-rounder Shane Watson makes a return ... Read more...

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Loss of early wickets cost us dear: Dhoni


February 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the early loss of wickets for the crushing defeat against Australia in the seventh match of the One-day International ... Read more...

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Ponting to sue Indian software firm


January 26th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourn, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Pontibg is likley to sue a Indian software for using his face in a mobile phone application without permission.Retired greats Glen McGrath, ... Read more...

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Everyone has to perform in the team now: Clarke


December 21st, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke feels that the selection of Ed Cowan has sent a strong message to all the the players - perform or perish."Ed ... Read more...

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Hussey backs Hughes to put lean phase behind


December 6th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Australian opener Phillip Hughes might be struggling for form but teammate Michael Hussey feels the fellow southpaw will be amongst the runs very soon.Hughes is the ... Read more...

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Have no intentions to retire, says Ponting


November 24th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said that he has no plans of retiring any time soon and asked the selectors in his no-nonsense way to give ... Read more...

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Shane Watson gets first taste of Australian captaincy


July 14th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, July 14 (IANS) All-rounder Shane Watson got the first taste of Australian captaincy after a chronic back problem forced captain Michael Clarke to retire hurt during a practice game ... Read more...

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Ponting shocked over Katich’s omission


June 17th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting says he was shocked to know that Simon Katich was not offered a contract by Cricket Australia (CA).Katich's name did not ... Read more...

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Seven Australian cricketers including Ponting on road to recovery


May 26th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 26 (IANS) Seven Australian cricketers including former captain Ricky Ponting are making good progress following surgery in their attempts to get fit for Australia's Test tour of Sri ... Read more...

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Captain Clarke looks to gaining respect by scoring runs


April 18th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, April 18 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting's successor Michael Clarke feels his main challenge is to earn respect from his team mates and to lead from the front ... Read more...

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Watson becomes No.1 all rounder in ODIs


April 15th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 15 (ANI): Australia's Shane Watson became No.1 all rounder in one-day international in the latest ICC rankings by replacing Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan.The good performance during the recent Bangladesh series ... Read more...

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Public should give ‘Pup’ Clarke a fair go


April 9th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.9 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark has said that the sport crazy Australian public should give the country's 43rd cricket captain Michael Clarke all the support to enable ... Read more...

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Dilshan, Tendulkar and Gambhir all rise in ICC rankings


April 4th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Apr. 4 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Tillekeratne Dilshan has risen to his career best ranking to date in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsman. The 34-year-old all-rounder is occupying ... Read more...

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Ponting should stay at number three in Oz batting order: Mickey Arthur


March 31st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 31(ANI): Former South African coach Mickey Arthur reckons that former Australian captain Ricky Ponting should continue batting at number three to revitalize his game back to its absolute best."I'm ... Read more...

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Australia wins toss, opts to bat in WC quarterfinal against India


March 24th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Ahmedabad, Mar. 24 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting won the toss and opted to bat first in the crucial quarterfinal match against India being played here today at the Sardar Patel ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia likely to end Ponting’s nine-year reign as captain


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 22(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting could be in the final week of his nine-year reign after a troubled build-up to the World Cup on the Indian sub-continent, a Cricket Australia ... Read more...

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Ponting appears to be aging suddenly


March 17th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 17 (ANI): Sydney Morning Herald columnist Robert Craddock believes that Australian captain Ricky Ponting's tantrum throwing incident in a World Cup match against Canada on Wednesday, suggests that he is ... Read more...

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Ponting expecting a second child in September


March 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 16 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting will return home to his family next month following the wonderful news that his wife Rianna is expecting their second child.Confidential can exclusively reveal ... Read more...

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Ponting ’selfish’ in batting at No.3 in World Cup warm-up game against Proteas: Hogg


February 17th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 17(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting was "selfish" in batting at No.3 when his struggling middle-order needed runs in the World Cup warm-up game against South Africa, according to former Australian ... Read more...

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Lawson for complete overhaul of Cricket Australia following top-down disintegration


February 10th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 10(ANI): Former Australian fast bowler and Pakistan coach Geoff Lawson has called for a complete overhaul of Cricket Australia (CA) following the national team's slump to No.5 on the Test ... Read more...

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Ponting to undergo surgery on fractured finger


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 3(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting will undergo surgery on his fractured finger, which forced him to sit out of the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series.Ponting had fractured ... Read more...

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Khawaja, Beer to make debuts in Sydney Ashes Test


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 2(ANI): Pakistan-born batsman Usman Khawaja and spinner Michael Beer will make their debuts for Australia in the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series, starting in Sydney on Monday.Stand-in ... Read more...

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I’m not here to fill Ponting’s shoes, says Usman Khawaja


December 31st, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 31(ANI): New South Wales batsman Usman Khawaja, who has been included in Australia's 12-man squad for the fifth Ashes Test, has steered clear of suggestions that he may replace injured ... Read more...

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Australian bench strength is weak: Ponting


December 30th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec. 30 (ANI): Australia's bench strength is weak, captain Ricky Ponting said on Thursday, a day after his team lost the Ashes to England at the MCG."Maybe we have not got ... Read more...

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Roebuck urges Ponting to move to No.5 in batting order to prolong Test career


December 30th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 28(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting should move down the batting order to prolong his Test career, according to noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck.Ponting is in the middle of one of ... Read more...

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Ponting to meet selectors to decide on future


December 29th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 29 (ANI): Losing Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting will be meeting the National Selection Panel on Wednesday to determine his future as skipper and as a member of the ... Read more...

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Border urges Ponting to “move to number five’ in batting order to prolong Test career


December 28th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 28(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Allan Border reckons that struggling captain Ricky Ponting should move down the batting order to prolong his Test career.Ponting is in the middle of one ... Read more...

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Johnson must ‘conquer himself first’ to be England Ashes ‘conqueror’: Roebuck


December 11th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 11(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, a man intent on conquering the third Ashes Test against England in Perth, has to conquer himself first, according to noted cricket commentator Peter ... Read more...

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Gatting urges Ponting to walk away from Oz captaincy to prolong Test career


December 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10(ANI): Former England batsman Mike Gatting reckons that Australian captain Ricky Ponting can reinvent himself as a batting force and prolong his Test career if he walked away from his ... Read more...

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England belt Australian cricket into crisis


December 7th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Australia's once all-conquering cricketers were branded the worst side in baggy green caps in 25 years after being humbled Tuesday by England's easy innings-and-71-run victory in the second ... Read more...

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Sour Oz fans tweet out their frustrations over team’s Ashes tumble


December 7th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.7 (ANI): Angry and desperate Australians took to Twitter to vent their feelings following their national team's humiliating Ashes innings and 71 run defeat to England at the Adelaide Oval on ... Read more...

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Ponting to be tested over Johnson’s poor form


November 29th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.29 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting could face an intriguing test of loyalty when it comes to left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, who has been in poor form with ... Read more...

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