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Ricky Ponting

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Full Name: Ricky Thomas Ponting
Born: December 19 1974 , Launceston, Tasmania
County: ICC World XI, Australia, Somerset, Tasmania
Test debut: Australia v Sri Lanka, Perth, December 8-11 1995
ODI debut: Australia v South Africa, Wellington, February 15 1995
T20 debut: New Zealand v Australia, Auckland, February 17 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


As of August in 2006 Ponting had won 22 Tests from 30 games as captain but he was missing the title he really wanted - that of the Ashes. Ponting became the first Aussie captain since 1987 to lose a series to England in 2005, in what is considered to be one of the best series ever. Australia took the first match of the series at Lord's but Ponting’s frustration with how the series was progressing was typified by his outburst after being run out by substitute fielder Garry Pratt at Trent Bridge in the fourth Test. He became the first man to score a century in each innings of his 100th Te...

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