Name : Ricky Thomas Ponting.
Nick name : Punter.
Date of Birth : 19 December, 1974.
Place of Birth :
Batting Style : Right Handed Batsman.
Bowling Style : Right Arm Medium.
Role : Number 3 batsman.
ODI Debut : against
TEST Debut : against
Playing Teams :
ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL CAREER::
Matches : 298(As on April2008)
Runs : 11026
Best : 164 vs. South Africa@Jo’burg in 2005.
Strike Rate : 93.78
Average : 43.40
100’s : 26
50’s : 63.
Matches : 298
Wickets : 3
Best figures : 1/12.
Economy : 6.89run’s per over.
Average : 34.66
Catches : 134.
Matches : 118(As on April 2008).
Runs : 10,042.
Best : 257 vs.
Strike Rate : 49.56.
Average : 54.78.
100’s : 35.
50’s : 40.
Matches : 118*.
Wickets : 5.
Best figures : 1/0.
Economy : 5.37run’s per over.
Average : 46.20.
Catches : 133.
Ponting’s personal information::
Ricky Ponting, who is professional Australian cricketer and current captain of Australian cricket team in Test, ODI and T20 International. His original name is “Ricky Thomas Ponting” was born on December 9, 1974 in
Starting from his carrier::
Ponting is specialist right handed batsman started his international career at the young age of 20. He made his ODI and Test Debut in the year 1995. But, when we take his childhood, Ponting studied school at Mow bray Primary and then “Brooks High School” in Launceston. He started playing cricket seriously when he joined “commonwealth Bank cricket Academy” from 1992 to 1993. Ponting played his junior cricket for Mow bray Cricket club. Ponting made his “Sheffield shield” debut at the age of 17 in 1992/93 season after having the school at then he joined
After naming him as a captain::
Ponting named as a captain in February 2002, when Steve Waugh undergoing slump performance, so he was dropped. After dropping of Steve, Ponting took over the Waugh’s captaincy a head of the vice Captain Adam Gilchrist. He also named captain of Australian cricket team for the 2003 cricket world cup. The team was undefeated throughout the tournament; they were no where near of losing any match against any opposition. They won the final , in which India were defeated by a record( for world cup final matches 125 runs, featured Ponting’s brilliant 140 from 121 balls). Ponting has captained 154 times in ODI’s in which he has 119 wins and two ties and hold a world record. Ponting captained
Ponting named as a Test captain when Steve Waugh retired in early 2004. Till date Ponting captained 39 matches in which he has 31 victories a better ratio of success than any previous Australian captain. He is Seventh for wins among all Test captains. The only time his struggled was in the Ashes 2005 series. Ponting’s team lost to
Ponting in Indian premier League(IPL)::
Ponting is player of Kolkata Knight Riders which owned by Shah Rukh Khan and lead by Sourav Ganguly. There were huge expectations from Ponting, as he was great player and tons of runs under his belt, but he disappointed everyone in IPL. He struggled much in IPL, scored only 20 runs in first match, although they won that match by huge margin under the lights of McCollum’s(158* of 73balls). His form continued very badly through out IPL by scoring 0, 1&19 in his 2nd, 3rd and 4th matches. He was paid only 2.1 crores to play in IPL. Ponting was back into his original Australian team after playing only 4 IPL matches, because they has to play Test series against West Indies under his captaincy.
Some Achievements and records of Ponting::
~ Most Test runs (1,544 in 2005) and Test centuries (7 in 206) in a calendar year by an Australian.
~ Most Test centuries (35) behind Sachin Tendulkar (38) and 3 away to equalize Sachin’s world record of Test centuries.
~ Ponting is an individual player to score most ODI runs (11,594), ODI centuries (26) and ODI fifties (63) compared to any other Australian player.
~ Ponting played 4 world cups (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007) in which under his captaincy they won 2 of 2.
~ Ponting has most victories as ODI captain (122).
~ Under the captaincy of Ponting the Australian team is unbeaten by any other nation in world cup matches (22).
~ Under the captaincy of Ponting the team has consecutive 16 Test victories shared with Steve Waugh (16).
~ He was awarded “Wisden leading cricketer in the world 2003”.
~ He was awarded “Wisden cricketer of the year 2006”.
~ He was awarded “Allan Border Medal” for the years 2004, 2006 and 2007.
~ He was awarded “Australian Test player of the year (2003, 2004 and 2007)”and “ODI player of the year (2002 and 2007).
~ He was awarded “ICC player of the year” for 2006 and 2007 years.
~ He was awarded “ICC Test player of the year 2006”.
~ He was awarded “ICC captain of the year 2007”.
~ Ponting has 14 “Man of the match” awards in Test cricket and 25 in ODI’s.