The opening Test in Brisbane, saw the tourists came within 11 runs of victory, before the Test was drawn; partly to do with inclement weather. IPL 2020 DC vs KKR Live Score Live Updates: Shaw on fire in Sharjah, Delhi projected score 179, Assistant Physiotherapist- Dhananjay Kaushik, Strength and conditioning coach - Rajinikanth Sivagnanam. He proceeded to score 119 from 123 balls (nine fours and three sixes) in Australia's second match of the series—again against England, this time at the MCG—sharing an all wicket record Australian ODI partnership of 225 with Adam Gilchrist in the process. Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting lamented that his bowlers were "miles off in the death overs" and they will have to "dig deep" as a team to make the IPL final. Ponting took this form into the Under-16s week-long competition less than a month later, scoring an even century on the final day. Former Tamil Nadu all-rounder Malolan Rangarajan was appointed as the head of scouting last year. India’s domestic legend and former India opener Wasim Jaffer is the batting coach of the Punjab side, while former South African cricketers Charl Langeveldt and Jonty Rhodes are the bowling and fielding coaches, respectively. If Mumbai would be sitting back and thinking if there is a team they wouldn’t like to play, it is us. According to former Australian opening batsman Justin Langer, "He is quite inspirational as a leader and I just never get all the detractors he has. He was unable to pass fifty in the final two Tests and ended the series with 417 runs at 52.12. Australia had to win the Fourth and final Test in Antigua to retain the series, after going down 2–1. India were bowled out for 198, leaving Australia victors by 37 runs. Former India batsman V. V. S. Laxman is the team's mentor, while Sri Lanka spin great Muttiah Muralitharan is the bowling coach. In the third and final match of the ODI series following the Tests, Ponting scored a composed century, as he and Michael Bevan put on a run-a-ball 127-run stand. Winning the finals series against England 2–0. [44][45] Disappointingly for Ponting, he could not repeat the performance in the final against New South Wales, scoring just one and 28, as Tasmania were defeated by an innings and 61 runs. [281] He was selected in Michael Clarke's teams for the tours of Sri Lanka and South Africa in 2011, scoring an important half-century (62) in the fourth innings of the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg, helping Australia chase down a target of 310 to draw the series 1–1. He is considered the most successful captain in international cricket history, with 220 victories in 324 matches with a winning ratio of 67.91%. "We've got enough firepower. Ponting was given three one-dayers and First-class match against Glamorgan to try and push his case for a Test inclusion. [71] The 100 was Ponting's third ODI century, but Australia had lost all three matches. Ponting is the current assistant coach of the Australian national men's cricket team, having been appointed to the role in February 2019. In his 38th hundred and eighth in an Ashes series, the Australian number three batsman became just the fourth man to score 11,000 runs in Test cricket. Ponting's ability against pace-bowling helped his push for inclusion, as the West Indies typically relied entirely on pacemen. Australia qualified for the quarter-finals, although Ponting failed to find form, scoring 102 runs in five innings during the group stage of the tournament. Former captain of Australia women's cricket team, Lisa Sthalekar was appointed the youth development coach last year. IPL 2020 in UAE: Ricky Ponting wants Delhi Capitals to bring out their ‘best game’ Supporters’ wishes from India work magic for Shreyas Iyer’s team In regards to the racism issue, Ponting denied he did anything wrong by singularly reporting Harbhajan Singh for being abusive. Ponting has won the award of Australia's best Test player in 2003, 2004 and 2007 and Australia's best One Day International player in 2002 and 2007.[319]. Australia hosted Sri Lanka for two Tests during the winter, in the tropical north. Lifting the World Cup alongside 20 other proud Australians ... [It is] without doubt the best moment of my cricketing life. Download Images Watch Videos online The century was his first in Test cricket in almost two years. [54] He finished the series with 80 runs at 40 and strike rate of 71.42 runs per hundred balls. Ponting was questioned over the wrong decision, the racism row, and especially the wicket of Ganguly during which he held his finger up to indicate to Mark Benson that Ganguly has been caught. "[53] The loss failed to stop Australia from appearing in the final against New Zealand in Auckland. MOORTY/VIVEK BENDRE/R.RAGU. 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This was further compounded by the loss of Andrew Symonds to injury, who was replaced by the uncapped Marcus North. [78] The pair of ODI tournaments on the subcontinent yielded Ponting only 168 runs at 28.00 from seven matches. Starting with that 2001 Ashes series he has batted No. IPL 2020: Muralitharan bowls at nets, backs Bayliss to come good. South African captain Graeme Smith declared on the final morning of a rain-curtailed match and tried to open up the game in a bid to equal the series. Mahela Jayawardena is the head coach of the four-time champion Mumbai Indians. [260] Matters got worse for Ponting, as former Australian fast-bowler Rodney Hogg voiced that he should be sacked as captain and replaced with New South Wales leader Simon Katich. The Second Test was severely interrupted by rain and Ponting scored just one in his only innings. During the match, the public address system at the NTCA Ground announced that Ponting was making his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Perth on 8 December. [195] After eight months of consecutive cricket from the World Twenty20, Ponting was surprised about how good he was feeling, despite believing that he would be weary from the amount of cricket he had played. This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 12:52. Remarkably his performance at Durban meant that Ponting had scored twin centuries in three separate Tests between November 2005 and March 2006, as part of 1192 runs at 79.5 in nine matches over the same period. For his performances in 2008, he was named as captain once again of the World ODI XI by the ICC. On 12 March 2006 Ponting scored 164 in only 105 balls in the 5th ODI against South Africa in Johannesburg, as Australia made a record total of 434 for 4, only to be beaten by South Africa's 438 for 9. Kumble played 42 matches between 2008 and 2010 for RCB, picking up 45 wickets. He said the team had become a "boys club" and was not preparing adequately for the future. His innings helped Australia complete a 3–0 series victory. [326] Ponting also coached the Mumbai Indians in the IPL from 2014 to 2016. Date of Birth 19 Dec 1974. He struck 89 in the Third Test and ended the series with 308 runs at 77.25 with a strike rate of 76.48. [41], Speculation ignited that Ponting was an outsider to join the Australian squad on their 1993 tour to England. After a "scratchy" game against South Africa, Ponting was rested for the next match against India. By: Kuntal Chakraborty | 09 Nov 2020 10:36 PM (IST) Powered by . In 2019, Iyer had two stalwarts in Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly to guide him for his captaincy stint and he opined that the two legends made his job easy. [39] In his first match in Tasmania, this time against New South Wales, Ponting contributed 32 and 18 in a draw. [147] He regained his form in a victory over New Zealand in match—scoring 52 in Guwahati. Former India cricketer Robin Singh is the batting coach, while former Kiwi speedster Shane Bond is the head bowling coach. Ponting and Armstrong (2008), p. 357–358. He sustained a black eye in the fight. [292] As a result of his prolific form with the bat, he was named the Sheffield Shield player of the year. Despite a comfortable Australian victory, Warne dislocated his right shoulder while diving to stop a ball. Ponting's arm was so badly damaged, it had to be pinned. Delhi Capitals skipper Iyer praised head coach Ricky Ponting for his leadership. In the last match of the Super Six stage of the tournament, Australia were to play South Africa in a match they needed to win to make the semi-finals. [171] At the end of the match Ponting was jointly awarded Man of the Match with Herschelle Gibbs. Australia had the hosts seven wickets down in their first innings, still more than 320 runs in arrears, but India recovered to salvage a draw after a rearguard effort.[216][217][218]. Ponting and Murgatroyd (2004), p. 125–126. Players really enjoy playing for him and that's sometimes a difficult trait to bring out in people. [112] Australian captain Steve Waugh began calling this the "Final Frontier". He usually fielded in the slips, cover and silly point. In the first innings of the Third and final Test, Ponting was immediately greeted with short pitched bowling. The 15 months they had been in English hands was the shortest period either nation had held the urn. For his performances in 2006, he was named in the World Test XI by ICC.[169]. Ponting… However, he had kept wicket in pre-season matches and during centre wicket practice. Ponting was not happy with the performance and once in the dressing rooms delivered "the biggest spray" he hoped to do while captain of Australia.[172]. Ahead of the following match against Queensland in Hobart, Ponting set himself a goal of scoring a century in each innings; a feat he achieved in a high-scoring draw. 1 Test ranking. However, he was unable to force his way into the side in the first two tests,[99] with number three, Justin Langer, and number six, Greg Blewett, cementing their places in the side. Before the start of the 1993–94 Sheffield Shield season, Ponting stated that he wanted to score 1000 runs for the season. Ponting's score of 242 against India is the highest individual Test innings in a losing cause. Ponting had a habit of instinctively rocking onto the front foot and thrusting his wrists at Harbhajan's deliveries and was frequently caught in the bat pad positions because of this. [271] Ponting became the first Australian captain to lose an Ashes series in Australia since Allan Border in 1987. Now Ricky Ponting is the world's best batsman. [72] Ponting batted in the number three position for the entire tournament, and scored six in Australia's opening match victory over Kenya. Ponting was elevated to the captaincy, ahead of then vice-captain Adam Gilchrist. [83] Australia suffered further humiliation in the second Test at Eden Gardens. The match ended in a draw and Australia needed to win in the Fourth Test in Nagpur to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. [68] Ponting started the series at number four but moved up a position midway through the season,[71] after opener Michael Slater was dropped. Leading spinner Shane Warne injured himself on the eve of the match, which was played on a very dry pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The rest of the team decided they wanted to look uniform although they wore their Baggy Greens in Jamaica's second innings. [163] Ponting thus became the first Australian captain since Allan Border in 1986–87 to lose an Ashes series. [71][254][255] The final match in Mumbai was washed out after a cyclone formed over the Arabian Sea; securing a 4–2 series victory to the injury depleted Australians. Despite scoring just 23 in the next match against the Netherlands, Australia still amassed 358 and proceeded to win by 229 runs. The following delivery saw Ponting use his feet in an attempt to get to the pitch of the ball but missed the shot and was consequently stumped. READ| Dubai: Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting conceded that chasing is an area of concern for his team and it needs to hit the "reset" button to seal an IPL playoff spot in the remaining two league games after enduring a third straight loss. Ponting scored 16 his only innings as Australia won by eight wickets. Former Kolkata Knight Riders opener Brendon McCullum was named head coach shortly after the 2019 edition ended. This was ruled by the MCC to have contravened Law 6.1, which states that bats have to be made of wood, although they may be "covered with material for protection, strengthening or repair not likely to cause unacceptable damage to the ball". Ponting fought his way to 25 from 57 balls, before falling to Harbhajan, as Australia comfortably chased down India's total of 170 with six wickets remaining. [84][85] Ponting later wrote: A few of the players wanted to go to a nightspot and so this guy had organised for us to get into a nightclub in Calcutta that was usually restricted to members and special guests. Ricky Ponting observed that Delhi Capitals could have an even better campaign in IPL 2021. Australia toured India in between February and April for three Tests and five ODIs. Full Name Ricky Thomas Ponting. Australia won the match and Ponting scored 120 and 143 not out to end the series and start the New Year with a dramatic win in the Third Test at the SCG. Australia won the First Test easily, by 337 runs, but the matches thereafter were more difficult. In 1991 the Northern Tasmanian Cricket Association sponsored Ponting to attend a fortnight's training at the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide. Also in this match Ponting bowled six overs, and took his first wicket since March 1999; Michael Vaughan caught behind by Adam Gilchrist. Ponting wrote, "The Sharjah incident was the result of me being over-competitive but it had the potential to get quite nasty. Fined in India for a slow over rate, Ponting failed to redress the matter during the subsequent home series against New Zealand, when match referee Chris Broad dealt a second successive fine for being three overs behind in the First Test: Ponting was stripped of thirty per cent of his A$12,750 match fee, twice the punishment of his teammates in accordance with International Cricket Council rules for captains. 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