Ricky Ponting

Sport24.co.za | 'White Lightning' weighs in on Kohli, AB debate

When bowlers try to take freaks like Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar on, their plans inevitably get hit for a six, says Allan Donald.

Sport (South Africa)

Hits and misses as Scorchers defeat Hobart

The Perth Scorchers went one step closer to securing a home final at Optus Stadium with a five-wicket victory over Hobart at the WACA Ground.<p>Left-arm …

Lyon to captain PM XI against England

2018-01-20 10:07<p>Nathan Lyon (AFP)<p>Sydney - Australia Test spinner <b>Nathan Lyon</b> will captain the <b>Prime Minister's XI</b> against <b>England</b> in a Twenty20 match in …

Sport (South Africa)

Lyon to captain against England

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister's XI to face England in the annual fixture at Canberra's Manuka Oval next month.<p>The …

Cricket

Australia has key areas to address to right its World Cup defence, including Steve Smith

AUSTRALIA’S plans for their World Cup defence are a long way off being settled, as evidenced by a second consecutive humbling at the hands of England …

Sport (Australia)

Kohli named ICC's cricketer and captain of the year

Australia's Steven Smith took home the other big prize as he was recognised as the best Test player of 2017

Cricket

The BBL needs big names — here are the world’s most exciting imports Australia must see

SEVEN seasons in and the Big Bash is just starting to lose its headway.<p>Whether it’s because we’re coming to the end of a one-sided Ashes campaign or …

Sport (Australia)

Joe Root lines up for his first IPL auction

Author: AFPSat, 2018-01-13 11:24ID: 1515862902017688500NEW DELHI: England Test skipper and star batsman Joe Root is among 282 foreign players looking …

Murali Vijay

Virat Kohli more adventurous than Steve Smith, says former South Africa captain

The former South African captain also said that he was impressed with Kohli's ability to make an impact across all three formats of the game.<p>Former …

Virat Kohli

MCC Cricket Committee backs use of extreme heat policy

<b>Leading figures in world cricket have recommended the use of an extreme heat policy in the sport.</b><p>England captain Joe Root was taken to hospital during the final Test of the Ashes in Sydney, when temperatures reached 47.3C.<p>The MCC's World Cricket committee, which met in Sydney, said umpires should …

Cricket

BCCI should support cricket in Olympics: MCC Committee

Melbourne, Jan 10 (PTI) The prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee today strongly urged the BCCI to support crickets inclusion in the Olympics.<p>The …

Jonny Bairstow

MCC World Cricket Committee call for change to extreme heat measuring methods in Test cricket

The MCC World Cricket Committee has called for the adoption of standardised methods of measuring temperature and confirmed that in extreme heat umpires are empowered to take the players off the field.<p>It comes after Joe Root was taken to hospital suffering from severe dehydration after spending …

Cricket

Strikers go top with crushing win over Stars

GLENN Maxwell underpinned legend Ricky Ponting’s call for the allrounder’s one-day resurrection but his greatest hits show couldn’t save Melbourne …

Glenn Maxwell

Cricket: Ex-players ask BCCI to back Olympics push

(Reuters) - The MCC World Cricket committee has asked the powerful Indian board to back the bid for the sport's Olympics inclusion, saying it would greatly benefit the game.<p>Cricket was last played at the Olympics in the 1900 Paris Games and the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) has said …

Sports (India)

Three Australia World Cup winners go into bat for under fire Glenn Maxwell

AXED Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has received support from Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting in recent days, and now a current teammate has …

Sport (Australia)

Glenn Maxwell vs Steve Smith ‘feud’: Big Show speaks out amid Australian team exile

GLENN Maxwell has refuted suggestions of a rift with Steve Smith and intends to catch up with the Australia captain to address comments made about …

Glenn Maxwell

T20 swap: Women’s coach Matthew Mott to work with men’s squad, Ricky Ponting

A RARE alignment of schedules has opened the door for Australian women’s team coach Matthew Mott to cross back to the men’s game and he plans to …

Sport (Australia)

Cricket chiefs urged to close player-wage gap

12:53 AM ET<p>Cricket's governing bodies must move quickly to close the wage gap in the international game or risk a mass exodus to domestic Twenty20 …

Jonny Bairstow

Australia’s bowling riches can deliver an overdue Ashes win in England

The pace trident of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, supported by spinner Nathan Lyon, is a rare gift for captain Steve Smith<p>Keep the bowling attack fit and healthy over the next 18 months and there is no reason why Australia cannot break a drought that stretches back to 2001 and win …

Cricket

Cricket: Ricky Ponting named assistant Australia coach for T20 series

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been named as an assistant to national coach Darren Lehmann for the triangular Twenty20 series against New Zealand and England next month.<p>Ponting had a similar role last year against Sri Lanka.<p>Ponting has been brought into the coaching …

Trevor Bayliss to stand down as England head coach at end of 2019 Ashes

Head coach will not renew contract when it expires in 18 months after overseeing heavy defeats to India and Australia<p>Trevor Bayliss intends to stand down as England head coach at the end of the World Cup and Ashes home summer in 2019, but has said he will still look to lay the foundations for their …

Cricket

Legendary skipper Ricky Ponting named Australia’s Twenty20 assistant coach for upcoming series

AUSTRALIA great Ricky Ponting is about to take the next step in the planned move to have him in charge of the national Twenty20 side in time for the …

Sport (Australia)

Commentators’ hilarious Big Bash ‘stitch up’

Perth scorch Renegades1:22<p>Cricket: The Perth Scorchers now sit on top of the Big Bash ladder thanks to an impressive batting display against the …

Glenn Maxwell

What is the highest Test score by an England batsman in Australia?

8:00 PM ET<p><b>Was Alastair Cook's innings in the Boxing Day Test England's highest score in Australia?</b> <i>asked George Robinson from England</i> <br>Alastair Cook's …

Cricket

Adelaide Strikers move to top of Big Bash standings as Alex Carey hits unbeaten half-century

IT’S the sort of embarrassing error that simply sums up the Melbourne Stars’ disastrous Big Bash campaign.<p>Attention to detail is crucial at top-level …

Sport (Australia)

Cricket: Cook becomes sixth batsman to score 12,000 test runs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - England's Alastair Cook became the sixth batsman to score 12,000 test runs with a single off his pads after lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test against Australia on Sunday.<p>The 33-year-old, who scored 244 not out in the fourth test in Melbourne last week, received an …

Alastair Cook

The Ashes: England’s misery continues as Australia close in on Sydney win

Australia are on the verge of winning the Ashes 4-0 after England suffered yet another batting collapse in the final match of the series in …

Mark Stoneman

Smith, Johnson and the birth of a rivalry

Mitchell Johnson could just about pinpoint the location of each voice echoing out from the SCG concourse.<p><i>Hit the stumps, bowl it straight.</i><p>The 2009 …

Cricket

Ashes 2017, Freedom Trophy 2018: The tests at SCG and Newlands are being played for pride - Firstpost

This week, 11,000 kms apart, there are two important Test matches being played; one at the historic SCG and the other at the picturesque Newlands in …

Kevin Pietersen

Aussie legend Ponting catches coaching bug

It’s an inability to sate the competitive urge that coursed through him in his playing days as much as the need to nurture emerging talents that has …

Cricket