Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday.
Amid speculation that Steven Smith could get Australia's ODI captaincy, former skipper Ricky Ponting has backed George Bailey to do the job in the World Cup if Michael Clarke fails to recover from his injury.
Even though he already had five Test centuries to his name, the moment Steve Smith, batting on 99 at the Gabba, saw his shot go past the fielder towards the point boundary, he screamed and celebrated as if it was his debut Test ton.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been chosen as the new head coach of Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians, paving way for his first managerial post since he retired from international cricket in 2012.
After spending two seasons in the team as a player, Australia's two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting was on Wednesday appointed head coach of Mumbai Indians ahead of Indian Premier League 8 in place of John Wright.
Phillip Hughes' unfortunate death notwithstanding, Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels the team's pacers should not shy away from using the bouncer in the Test series against India starting tomorrow, insisting that the delivery is part of cricket's fabric.
Cricketing luminaries bid an emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes at a funeral service held in his home town Wednesday, as Australia stopped to remember the popular batsman whose death from a freak injury sent shockwaves through the sport.
Former captain Ricky Ponting has paid glowing tributes to deceased Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, describing him as someone who enjoyed challenging situations and said he saw a streak of daring in his batting like legendary Adam Gilchrist.
Fireworks can be expected when Australia meet South Africa in five one-day internationals over the next two weeks even if the focus for both sides will be putting in place the structures for World Cup success next year.
The furore over the infamous 'Monkeygate' episode refuses to die with former Australian captain Allan Border now saying that Cricket Australia should have called "India's bluff" instead of letting its own players down.