Mar 20, 2013 03:17 EDT
Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey ruled out shock comebacks to the Australian Test ranks for the Ashes tour of England after the team's troubled series in India.
Mar 20, 2013 03:16 EDT
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was voted Sheffield Shield player of the year for his sizzling form since quitting international cricket.
Mar 18, 2013 02:54 EDT
Speculation about the Test future of Australian vice-captain Shane Watson ended Monday with an announcement that he will return to India after serving a one-match ban.
Mar 17, 2013 22:24 EDT
Speculation about Australian vice-captain Shane Watson's Test future was put to bed with an announcement that he will return to action after serving a one-match ban.
Mar 14, 2013 22:57 EDT
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has backed Shane Watson as a team player and said the Cricket Australia official who suggested he was not would live to regret his comments.
Mar 12, 2013 22:40 EDT
Australia coach Mickey Arthur said a team culture including unacceptable "back-chat" and "attitude" forced him to controversially axe four players for the next Test in India.
Mar 12, 2013 03:41 EDT
Australia's preparations for their Ashes double-header against England have been plunged into turmoil after four players were axed for not doing a "homework" assignment during the tour of India.
Mar 12, 2013 03:39 EDT
Cricket Australia general manager Pat Howard said that the door was still open for Shane Watson to play Tests after the vice-captain returned home following his axing from their next India match.
Mar 11, 2013 22:44 EDT
Australia's Test team has been plunged into crisis after four players were axed for not doing a self-criticism assignment during the tour in India as an Ashes double-header looms against England.
Mar 11, 2013 04:01 EDT
As Australian cricket struggles to recapture former glories, the sport's chiefs are painfully aware of the need to widen the net to reflect the country's burgeoning cultural diversity.
Feb 27, 2013 08:25 EST
Former England captain Michael Vaughan hopes the increased testing for recreational drugs promised by cricket chiefs following the death of Surrey batsman Tom Maynard will "frighten" anyone still using them.
Feb 21, 2013 04:54 EST
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Thursday agreed a deal to play for English side Surrey for two months of this year's county season.
Feb 13, 2013 08:08 EST
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior believes Alastair Cook's men are ready to "bully" old rivals Australia in this year's back-to-back Ashes series.
Feb 12, 2013 00:35 EST
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke declared himself fighting fit as he left for India, saying the line-up for the first Test since the retirement of Michael Hussey was "very open".
Feb 04, 2013 07:15 EST
Australian captain Michael Clarke won his fourth Allan Border Medal as the nation's cricketer of the year at a gala ceremony in Melbourne on Monday.
Jan 29, 2013 10:03 EST
All-rounder James Faulkner grabbed four wickets for 54 and hit an unbeaten 44 to help the Australian Prime Minister's XI defeat the West Indies in their tour opener at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday.
Jan 10, 2013 23:18 EST
Pakistani asylum-seeker Fawad Ahmed, who was granted a permanent Australia visa in November, was called up for the Prime Minister's XI match against the West Indies in Canberra.
Jan 06, 2013 02:53 EST
Mike Hussey says he is relieved his Test career is over after a fairytale finish, steering Australia to a clean-sweep series victory over Sri Lanka in Sydney on Sunday.
Jan 02, 2013 13:46 EST
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum acclaimed the bowling of Vernon Philander and bemoaned his side's performance after they crashed to 45 all out on the first day of the first Test at Newlands on Wednesday.
Jan 02, 2013 11:53 EST
South Africa were in a dominant position after New Zealand crashed to 45 all out on the first day of the first Test at Newlands on Wednesday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Full name||Ricky Thomas Ponting|
|Born||19 December 1974 |
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
Right arm off break
|Role||Batsman, Australian captain|
|Test debut (cap 366)||8 December 1995 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||4 December 2009 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 123)||15 February 1995 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||8 November 2009 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||14|
|Domestic team information|
|1992 – present||Tasmania|
|2008 – present||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|5 wickets in innings||0||0||0||0|
|10 wickets in match||0||n/a||0||n/a|
|Source: CricketArchive, 12 December 2009|