Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting heaped massive praise on England’s fast bowler Mark Wood over his match-winning performance in the third Ashes 2023 Test at Headingley in Leeds. Sharing his views on the right-arm pacer, he described Wood as a bit like two former Aussie pacers - Mitchell Johnson and Brett Lee
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting reckons that India should persist with Virat Kohli despite his poor run of form over the last couple of seasons. According to the Aussie legend, the benefits of sticking to the 33-year-old for the T20 World Cup could be far greater for Team India as opposed to leaving him out.
India's U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull has expressed excitement at the prospect of interacting with Australian legend and Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting during the upcoming IPL season. Dhull was picked up the franchise of back of his impressive performances in the U-19 World Cup during the IPL mega auction in Bengaluru last month.
Australian legend Ricky Ponting has revealed that he was rather surprised with Virat Kohli’s decision to quit Test captaincy. Ponting stated that he had a chat with Kohli during IPL 2021 and while he had discussed stepping down from white-ball formats, he was quite keen about carrying on as Test leader. Kohli quit as Test captain following India’s 1-2 loss to the Proteas in South Africa.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels that England could end up being whitewashed in the ongoing Ashes if they don’t lift themselves up in Adelaide during the pink-ball Test. On Saturday, England capitulated in the first Test to concede a 1-0 lead to Australia. Resuming their second innings on 220 for 2, they crumbled to 297 all out against an inspired bowling line-up. Australia then chased down 20 to win with nine wickets in hand.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting picked Usman Khawaja as David Warner’s replacement for the second Ashes Test in case the latter is ruled out of the match due to an injury. Warner did not field on Friday after being hit in the chest during Australia’s first innings.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has expressed surprised at Rahul Dravid’s decision to take over as the head coach of the Indian team considering that he has a young family. Dravid’s coaching stint with the Indian team began with the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand in Jaipur on Wednesday. India won the match by five wickets following a mini-stutter.
Former Australian captain and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed that Steve Smith will bat in the top three if he gets into the playing XI in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Smith captained Rajasthan Royals last year but was released by the franchise ahead of the auction after RR finished last in IPL 2020.