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.
Sri Lankan batting sensation Mahela Jayawardene, completed 12,000 runs in ODI cricket on Sunday, after scoring a ton against India in the third limited overs match in Hyderabad. Jayawardene notched up his 17th ODI ton to help the Lankans set a modest 243-run target for the Indians.
Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29.