If India have a chance, it's at MCG, says Ricky Ponting
If India have a chance, it's at MCG, says Ricky Ponting

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.

Ricky Ponting wants George Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup 2015
Ricky Ponting wants George Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup 2015

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.

Under-fire Shane Watson should continue to bat at No.3: Ricky Ponting
Under-fire Shane Watson should continue to bat at No.3: Ricky Ponting

Australian batting legend Ricky Ponting Tuesday backed under-fire Shane Watson for the No.3 position that has caused headaches for national selectors ever since the former Test captain retired.

Steve Smith’s time has finally arrived

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.

Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar in Matthew Hayden's World Cup XI
Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar in Matthew Hayden's World Cup XI

Former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden has picked India's Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar in his "All Time Cricket World Cup Greatest XI".

Mumbai Indians appoint Ricky Ponting as new head coach
Mumbai Indians appoint Ricky Ponting as new head coach

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.

Ricky Ponting replaces John Wright as head coach of Mumbai Indians
Ricky Ponting replaces John Wright as head coach of Mumbai Indians

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.

Australia should be aggressive, use bouncers: Ricky Ponting
Australia should be aggressive, use bouncers: Ricky Ponting

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.

Aussies 'biggest mental battle' in Adelaide Test, says Ricky Ponting
Aussies 'biggest mental battle' in Adelaide Test, says Ricky Ponting

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that the first Test against India would be the biggest mental battle for the Australians following the tragic demise of late cricketer Phillip Hughes.

Thousands bids tearful adieu to cricketer Phil Hughes

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.

Sri Lanka`s Kumar Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs
Sri Lanka`s Kumar Sangakkara completes 13,000 ODI runs

Sri Lanka`s Kumar Sangakkara on Wednesday became only the fourth batsman in history to surpass the 13,000-run mark in one-day internationals, achieving the feat in his 386th match.

Cricket greats from around world to travel to Macksville for Phil Hughes' funeral
Cricket greats from around world to travel to Macksville for Phil Hughes' funeral

 Cricket greats from around the world including Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will be reaching Macksville in New South Wales on Wednesday for the funeral of Philip Hughes.

Ricky Ponting saw streak of Adam Gilchrist in Phil Hughes' batting
Ricky Ponting saw streak of Adam Gilchrist in Phil Hughes' batting

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.

Gabba Test postponed, Phil Hughes' funeral to be held on Wednesday
Gabba Test postponed, Phil Hughes' funeral to be held on Wednesday

The first Test between India and Australia has been postponed, Cricket Australia stated on Saturday.

I don't think it's right to play Brisbane test: Ricky Ponting
I don't think it's right to play Brisbane test: Ricky Ponting

Former captain Ricky Ponting does not think it would be right for Australia`s first test against India in Brisbane next week to go ahead following the death of Phillip Hughes.

 

Michael Hussey to lead PM XI against England
Michael Hussey to lead PM XI against England

Former Test batsman Mike Hussey will captain the Prime Minister`s XI against England in Canberra early next year, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground
Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground

After his Summit talks with Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and addressing the Australian Parliament in Canberra on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi visited the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa
Fireworks expected as Australia host South Africa

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.

We should've called India's bluff during 'Monkeygate': Allan Border
We should've called India's bluff during 'Monkeygate': Allan Border

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.