In the first Test against South Africa in Perth, starting in December, Ponting again had to reduce his reliance on his preferred pace bowlers, and rely more on spinners due to a slow over rate. Archived from the original on 3 December He scored runs at Ponting scored 16 his only innings as Australia won by eight wickets. They regrouped and defeated India; however, Sri Lanka defeated Australia, this time in the final. In January , he took part in the five-day annual Northern Tasmania junior cricket competition.
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Archived from the original on ricoy September Difficulties were also beginning to appear in the spin department. Retrieved 22 May He scored another century against the same opposition in Launceston.
After losing their opening match of the World Twenty20 to Zimbabwe, Ponting’s men were looking for a more positive start to the edition in England. Currently active players are listed in italics. In the series against the West Indies, Ponting scored a century in each innings of the First Test in Brisbane, and not out.
After being dropped on zero, Ponting scored his fifth double-century in the Third and final Test in Hobart. Despite South Africa being without loss in the 21st over, they crumbled, losing 9 wickets for just 74 runs.
Several days after the match, Ponting was thrown out of Equinox night club in Kolkata. Brett Lee was replaced due to injury by Stuart Clark. Ponting was praised for cobbling together an unexpected win, as South Africa were thought to be stronger on home soil.
It depends on what we need at the time but you can probably say Ricky has his neck in front because he’s been on this tour [of New Zealand]”, Taylor said.
Ponting struck 56 from 84 balls seven fours in Australia’s total of Ponting started his —95 campaign with a century against eventual Shield champions Queensland in Brisbane, impressing Queensland captain Allan Border”He’s just an outstanding prospect”, Border said. Australia Test cricket captains.
Retrieved 25 April Pravin Amre Talent Scout: England have rivky dry hv to help Graeme Swann However, he had some technical weaknesses, such as shuffling across his stumps and being trapped leg before wicketand thrusting his bat away from his body—especially early in his innings, because he wants to move forward and across to drive rather than backwards and across to cut the ball.
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis could not bowl because of strained abdominal muscles and the batting pair attacked the replacement bowlers, scoring 82 from 10 ponfing. Retrieved 28 April Retrieved 19 November Australia soon travelled to Sri Lanka for a three-Test series, which they lost 1—0.
Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World Ponting was then rested for the Chappell—Hadlee Trophy ahead of the World Cup, and in his plnting, the Australians were whitewashed ponfing, leading to suggestions that his team had slumped just ahead of the most important ODI tournament in world cricket. Off spinner Nathan Hauritz and leg spinner Cameron Hfwho were not regular wicket-takers in domestic cricket, were surprise selections ahead of Stuart MacGill for the tour.
Australia played New Zealand in match three of series in Faridabad. Australia qualified for the quarter-finals, although Ponting failed to find form, scoring runs in five innings during the group stage of the tournament.
Jason GillespieShane Warne and Shane Watson were named in the original squad but withdrew from the tournament.