To lead from front, Steven Smith seeks advice from Ricky Ponting
To lead from front, Steven Smith seeks advice from Ricky Ponting

With Australia aiming to recover from a disastrous Ashes series, new captain Steven Smith is looking forward to gaining valuable counsel from former skipper Ricky Ponting on how to lead the team during the transition period.

Self-pride reduced to Ashes, Michael Clarke's time was up

Cricket is a fickle game. Michael Clarke, who was holding Australia's fifth World Cup trophy few months ago, was fighting tears post the fourth Ashes Test.

Steve Smith to pick Ricky Ponting's brain for captaincy tips
Steve Smith to pick Ricky Ponting's brain for captaincy tips

New Australia captain Steven Smith will seek counsel from former skipper Ricky Ponting on how to lead the team and be its best batsman in a period of transition.

Joe Root cut from same cloth as Ricky Ponting: Former pacer Jason Gillespie
Joe Root cut from same cloth as Ricky Ponting: Former pacer Jason Gillespie

 Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie has heaped praised on Joe Root, comparing the England batsman to Australian great Ricky Ponting.

Retirement gift for Kumar Sangakkara, offered diplomatic post
Retirement gift for Kumar Sangakkara, offered diplomatic post

Sri Lanka`s Kumar Sangakkara bid a tearful farewell to international cricket on Monday and was immediately offered the post of the island`s top envoy in Britain where he plays county cricket.

Ricky Ponting urges Steve Smith to bat at No.3
Ricky Ponting urges Steve Smith to bat at No.3

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Monday urged incoming Test captain Steve Smith to shelve consideration of dropping down the batting order, adding the right-hander has the technique to thrive at No.3 despite his failure in the past two Ashes Tests.

Ricky Ponting denies batting consultant role with Cricket Australia, says he's committed to Mumbai Indians
Ricky Ponting denies batting consultant role with Cricket Australia, says he's committed to Mumbai Indians

Ricky Ponting on Friday claimed that he is not in talks with Cricket Australia (CA) for the widely reported batting consultant role.

CA discusses batting consultant role with Ricky Ponting
CA discusses batting consultant role with Ricky Ponting

Cricket Australia (CA)'s executive general manager of team performance, Pat Howard on Thursday said he "would love" to have former captain Ricky Ponting as a batting consultant with the national side, with discussions between the two parties having already taken place.

CA discusses batting consultant role with Ricky Ponting
CA discusses batting consultant role with Ricky Ponting

Cricket Australia (CA)'s executive general manager of team performance, Pat Howard on Thursday said he "would love" to have former captain Ricky Ponting as a batting consultant with the national side, with discussions between the two parties having already taken place.

Sourav Ganguly sees a bit of Maradona in 'passionate' Virat Kohli
Sourav Ganguly sees a bit of Maradona in 'passionate' Virat Kohli

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is bowled over by Virat Kohli's exuberance and passion to cricket and compared the Test captain to legendary footballer Diego Maradona.

Up to 8 guys might not play Test cricket for Australia again: Ricky Ponting
Up to 8 guys might not play Test cricket for Australia again: Ricky Ponting

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting reckons half of the touring Ashes squad "might not play" Test cricket again following the embarrassing outing against old foes England at the Trent Bridge.

Ashes: Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting shocked by Australian collapse
Ashes: Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting shocked by Australian collapse

Australian great Shane Warne and former captain Ricky Ponting lamented technical failings and mental approach as their countrymen were shot out for a humiliating 60 by England on the first morning of the fourth Ashes test on Thursday. 

Ashes: Shane Warne joins Ricky Ponting in criticising Australia's decision to drop Brad Haddin
Ashes: Shane Warne joins Ricky Ponting in criticising Australia's decision to drop Brad Haddin

Soon after former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting criticised Australian selectors to drop Brad Haddin for the third Ashes Test, Shane Warne too made his views public by saying that the wicketkeeper batsman deserved to be brought back into the playing XI.

Ashes 2015: Australia wrong to drop Brad Haddin for third Test, says Ricky Ponting
Ashes 2015: Australia wrong to drop Brad Haddin for third Test, says Ricky Ponting

Former captain Ricky Ponting believes Australia were wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes test and says they will miss his experience when it starts at Edgebaston later on Wednesday.

Ashes: Steve Smith's golden run just keeps on going
Ashes: Steve Smith's golden run just keeps on going

Steve Smith`s prolific run of form shows no sign of ending any time soon.

Australia need 'one good day' to bounce back in Ashes: Mark Taylor
Australia need 'one good day' to bounce back in Ashes: Mark Taylor

Former Australia captain Mark Taylor said "one good day" or even a good session is all Australia need to get their Ashes tour back on track.

Ricky Ponting to ring Lord's bell before start of second Ashes Test
Ricky Ponting to ring Lord's bell before start of second Ashes Test

Ricky Ponting will ring the bell to signal five minutes before the start of play on day one of the second Test between England and Australia at Lord's tomorrow.

10-team World Cup is a retrograde step: MCC
10-team World Cup is a retrograde step: MCC

The MCC World Cricket Committee, which includes former India captain Sourav Ganguly among others, feels the ICC's decision to limit the ODI World Cup to 10 teams is a "retrograde step" and detrimental to the sport's chances of finding a place in the Olympics.

Ricky Ponting has Olympic Twenty20 vision
Ricky Ponting has Olympic Twenty20 vision

Australia great Ricky Ponting has given his public support to calls by the MCC world cricket committee for Twenty20 cricket to be included as an Olympic sport.

Ashes 2015: Defeated Australia turned down post-match beer with England
Ashes 2015: Defeated Australia turned down post-match beer with England

A sore and defeated Australia turned down an invitation from England to share a post-match beer after the tourists` humbling loss in the first Ashes test in Cardiff, paceman James Anderson said.