Ricky Ponting

Australian skipper Clarke praises 'amazing' career of retiring Ponting

Ricky Ponting. Photo: AFP

Australia captain Michael Clarke has paid tribute to the "amazing" Ricky Ponting after his former skipper announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

Saturday, 22 June, 2013, 2:16am

Ponting and Hussey rule out return to troubled Australia for Ashes series

Mike Hussey

Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey yesterday ruled out comebacks to the Australian test ranks for the Ashes tour of England after the team's troubled series in India. With Australia 3-0 down in India and the first of back-to-back Ashes series rapidly approaching, coach Mickey Arthur has indicated he would be open to Hussey returning to the national set-up.

21 Mar 2013 - 4:56am

Hughes recalled to fill retired Ponting's shoes

Phil Hughes

Phil Hughes was yesterday handed another chance to resurrect his Australia career after being recalled as a replacement for Ricky Ponting in next week's first test against Sri Lanka.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:04am

Tasmania to honour home hero in Hobart

Newly retired Ricky Ponting would receive a tribute during next week's opening test against Sri Lanka, Cricket Tasmania said yesterday.

The former Australian skipper played his final and 168th test match against South Africa in Perth this week after a string of low scores in the three-test series against the Proteas.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:04am

Australia’s Ricky Ponting to retire from test cricket

Ricky Ponting announces his retirement on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Ricky Ponting, Australia’s record run-scorer and most-successful cricket captain, said he will retire after the third Test against South Africa in Perth.

“I believe the time is right now to be making this decision,” Ponting said in Perth today. “This is not a decision that has been made by the selectors. This is a decision that has been made by me.”


29 Nov 2012 - 7:04pm

Ricky Ponting has full support, says Mickey Arthur

Australia's ex-skipper Ricky Ponting. Photo: AFP

Ricky Ponting has the unanimous backing of selectors as he searches for form to save his test career and will play in the series decider against South Africa, according to coach Mickey Arthur.

28 Nov 2012 - 1:42am

Ponting hopes to end run of ducks against Proteas

Ricky Ponting is hoping a return to the Adelaide Oval, his favoured hunting ground, will kill his run of ducks against South Africa in tomorrow's second test.

The former test skipper was out for nought in Australia's massive first innings of 565 for five declared in last week's drawn first Brisbane test - his third duck in four test innings against the Proteas.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am