Full Profile of Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting ODI matches retirement

Ricky Ponting, the most uncompromising player of his generation, grew into Australia’s most successful run-maker and only sits below Bradman in the country’s overall ratings. It takes an extremely critical eye to diminish his run-scoring achievements, which seem to collect new records in every series.

Ponting announced that the Perth Test against South Africa in November-December 2012 would be his last international match.

Full name Ricky Thomas Ponting

Born December 19, 1974, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 37 years 346 days

Major teams Australia, ICC World XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Somerset, Tasmania

Nickname Punter

Family wife Rianna

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

IPL Debut: vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, On Apr 18, 2008

Last IPL played: vs Mumbai Indians, On Apr 29, 2008

Achievements: ICC Cricket World Cup Winner 2003 & 2007

Height 1.78 m

Education Mowbray Primary; Brooks Senior High School, Launceston

Relation Uncle – GD Campbell

what you may not know:

  • Ricky went to school at Mowbray Primary and Brooks Senior High School, in Launceston Tasmania
  • He lists his best friend as his wife Rianna and his favourite food as Japanese

Batting and fielding averages:

 

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

BF

SR

100

50

4s

6s

Ct

St

Tests

167

285

29

13366

257

52.21

22752

58.74

41

62

1507

73

196

0

ODIs

375

365

39

13704

164

42.03

17046

80.39

30

82

1231

162

160

0

T20Is

17

16

2

401

98*

28.64

302

132.78

0

2

41

11

8

0

First-class

279

476

59

23089

257

55.36

78

103

298

0

List A

451

441

53

16221

164

41.80

34

98

193

0

Twenty20

23

22

2

477

98*

23.85

394

121.06

0

2

46

13

10

0

 Bowling averages:

 

Mat

Inns

Balls

Runs

Wkts

BBI

BBM

Ave

Econ

SR

4w

5w

10

Tests 167 35 581 273 5 1/0 1/0 54.60 2.81 116.2 0 0 0
ODIs 375 5 150 104 3 1/12 1/12 34.66 4.16 50.0 0 0 0
T20Is 17
First-class 279 1476 799 14 2/10 57.07 3.24 105.4 0 0
List A 451 349 269 8 3/34 3/34 33.62 4.62 43.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 23

Awards:

  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2003
  • Wisden Cricketer of the Year: 2006
  • Allan Border Medal: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 (with Michael Clarke)
  • Australian Test Player of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2007
  • Australian ODI Player of the Year: 2002, 2007
  • ICC Player of the Year: 2006, 2007
  • ICC Captain of the Year: 2007
  • ICC Test Player of the Year: 2006
  • ICC World Test XI: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • ICC World ODI XI: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Cricket World Cup winner: 1999, 2003, 2007
  • Pura Cup winner: 2006-07
  • Ford Ranger Cup winner: 2007-08
  • Ponting had earned 14 “Man of the Match” awards in 110 Tests; he also has 25 such awards in 285 One-Day Internationals (including the joint award which he had declined from the Johannesburg match).
  • Named Captain in Australia’s greatest ever ODI team.
  • Ponting was recently named the “Player of the decade” in both ODIs and Tests from an elite selection panel consisting of over 30 players (current and former), commentators and cricket writers.
    Career statistics:
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Dec 8-11, 1995
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 22-26, 2012
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 15, 1995
Last ODI Australia v India at Brisbane, Feb 19, 2012
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Nottingham, Jun 8, 2009
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1992/93
Last First-class Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 22-26, 2012
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Oct 30, 2012
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Northamptonshire at Taunton, Jul 15, 2004
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes at Perth, Dec 18, 2011

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