Posts filtered by tags: Ricky Ponting[x]


Evil v Good, day 2: Australia capitalise

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Day one was a colossal and predictable catastrophe for England. Australia resume on 50-1. Morning session Jimmy Anderson opens the bowling and Matthew Hayden hits him for four. Steve Harmison bowls to Ricky Ponting at the other end. Harmy appeals for LBW against Hayden but it pitched about a foot outside leg. Tha...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Steve Smith, Jimmy Anderson, Steve, Jason Gillespie, Adam Gilchrist, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Glenn Mcgrath, Ricky Ponting, Steve Harmison, England Australia, Flintoff

Evil v Good, day 1: England fail to impose themselves

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Before we start, it’s worth having a very quick Sim Series recap because a lot of these players have already played this format. We’ve played two 1990s-est Ashes Tests (and let’s be honest, this is a very similar thing again). Notable performances from those matches include Graeme Hick top scoring in both innings of the first m...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Gillespie, Johnson, Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood, Jason Gillespie, Collingwood, James Anderson, Adam Gilchrist, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson

Did you see Dom Sibley’s face when Zak Crawley palmed that catch straight up?

The image above is Zak Crawley not-quite-catching Anrich Nortje a split second before catching Anrich Nortje. It was a very fun moment because these kinds of parried catches always are. We’ve done a thing about them for Cricket 365. Please go and read it. If you want proof of how exciting parried catches are, just look at Dom Sibley’s face. Dom Sibley seems to have quite an expressive face. We hope Dom Sibley’s face has a long and distinguished Test career. Re...
Tags: Sex, England cricket news, Alex Hales, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli, Dom Sibley, Keaton Jennings, Zak Crawley, Anrich Nortje, Did you see

The World Cup is Over ...

It has been 60 hours since the World Cup final ended, and I am still reeling at the result. But I can't keep ranting about luck, whether bad or good, destiny, rules, karma, and all that ... I already had a good rant on Twitter.Now it is time to take stock of what happened, get over it, and reflect on this ICC World Cup 2019.Some thoughts, a lot of ramblings, in no particular order ...The World Cup OverallWhat a tournament! Congrats to the ICC on producing one of the best World Cups ever. For a ...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Ferguson, Roy, Ecb, Sri Lanka, Icc, West Indies, Kane Williamson, England Cricket, Odi

Magical Moments that Defined Previous Cricket World Cups

The past 11 editions of the ICC World Cup have provided for extremely exciting and thrilling viewing for fans and this time it will be no different.We have already had two warm up matches that went into the final over showing signs for things to come once the main event starts in 4 days time!Here is a quick look at some of the magical moments that defined previous World Cups (starting 83 onwards as I have very little knowledge of the first two...)Prudential Cup 1983Kapil Dev's unbeaten 175 again...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Imran Khan, Mumbai, Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Dale Steyn, Kumar Sangakkara, Elliott

What do you look for when buying a Cricket Bat?

Cricketers across the world have a tough choice to make when choosing cricket bats resulting in various questions being asked before they make a purchase that could be the difference between a good and bad season. Which bat do I go for? Do grains make a difference? Which brand is the best? What is a sweet spot? Many of these questions run through a cricketer’s head before they make a decision – some think about these more than others. The revolution of cricket bats came with the experimentatio...
Tags: England, Sex, Gm, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Ricky Ponting, New Balance, Nottingham England, Kookaburra, Kahuna, Gray Nicolls, John Newbury, Gray Nicolls Legend the Gray Nicolls Powerspot, Gray Nicolls Scoop, Gray Nicolls Classic, Kookaburra Kahuna

It’s not Shaun Marsh’s fault that he’s good enough to play Test cricket for Australia

Shaun Marsh being good enough to play for Australia (BT Sport) Australia have dropped Shaun Marsh. Again. The news was met with plenty of that particular brand of rejoicing where people look really sour-faced and say: “About time.” We’ve an inkling that the main problem with Marsh is that he’s good enough to play for Australia in the first place. Marsh averages 34.31 in Test cricket and everyone in Australia says that’s not good enough for a specialist batsman. But they’...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Ricky Ponting, Shaun Marsh, Australia Cricket News, Marsh, Australia BT Sport Australia

Chanderpaul on the Unique Art of Batting

Most sports people get the chance to immediately put their mistakes right. Nobody remembers, for example, that Andy Murray surrendered a 40-0 lead as he served for his first Wimbledon title in 2013 before eventually overcoming Novak Djokovic. Nor is it now relevant that Sergio Aguero squandered two good goal scoring chances against QPR before stealing the Premier League title in stoppage time for Manchester City in 2012. Similarly , when Andrew Flintoff d...
Tags: England, Sex, Qpr, Manchester City, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Sergio Aguero, Andrew Flintoff, West Indies, Edgbaston, Ricky Ponting, Bull, Shiv Chanderpaul, Chanderpaul, Betway, Steve Bull

Is an Australia player going to say ‘records are made to be broken’?

At the time of writing, Australia have made a solid start to chasing 400-and-plenty to win against Pakistan after losing ten wickets for 60 runs in their first innings. We can’t at this point say what we expect the situation to be at the close of play, but it seems highly likely it will be a time for wide-eyed optimism. The very best form of wide-eyed optimism is when teams are chasing very big fourth innings targets and play ends for the day and everyone takes stock and loses all perspective. ...
Tags: Australia, Sex, Pakistan, Ricky Ponting, Australia Cricket News

Third Test Notes: Ishant Sharma Keeps Running In; The Conversion Of Jonny Bairstow

Ishant Sharma was born in 1988. The Indian cricket team began that year by playing West Indies in Chennai, the final game of a four Test series. Opening the bowling for West Indies were Patrick Patterson and Courtney Walsh. Opening the bowling for India were Kapil Dev and Mohinder Amarnath. India won by 255 runs. Kapil sent down eleven overs in the match, Amarnath, in what was his 69th and last Test, just five.Mohinder Amarnath took 32 wickets in his Test career and was really a batsman, but tha...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Johnson, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, Perth, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Brendon Mccullum, Jos Buttler, Graham Gooch, Ryan Harris, Trent Bridge, Jonny Bairstow

What’s it been like watching Ireland’s first Test, against Pakistan at Malahide?

Kevin O’Brien’s hundred (via @IrishCricketers Twitter video) Chuck writes: With my Aged Parent heading towards 83 not out this summer (a superb innings), I decided it was time to introduce him to the pleasures of Test cricket by bringing him to his, and Ireland’s, and indeed my first men’s Test match, against Pakistan in Malahide. Well, day three of it, anyway. Coming as we were from different sides of the city, we arranged to meet far too early in the city centre (it’s a genetic thing) and t...
Tags: Chuck, England, Sex, Ap, Ireland, Pakistan, Sunderland, Tokyo, Match Report, Ricky Ponting, Gardai, Malahide, Kevin O Brien, Javon Scantlebury

Steve Smith: more evidence that we've been playing cricket all wrong, and other Ashes notes...

It was said of Brian Lara that he had three shots that he could play to any one delivery. The genius of the great man was that he almost always chose the right one. Steve Smith often looks like he is playing three shots to each ball he faces, while taking his dog for a walk as well, but the results in the scorebook place him at batting's highest table.His 141 at Brisbane took his Test average back over 60. In Australia it's 72. Since 2014, his year-end returns have been 1,146 runs at 81.85, 1,47...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Andy Murray, Brisbane, Alastair Cook, Smith, Stuart Broad, Lyon, Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Geoffrey Boycott, Nathan Lyon, Ricky Ponting, Don

BT Sport to use Geoffrey Boycott as Ashes commentator

We got a bit distracted when we tried to write about this last week, but BT Sport has revealed its commentary line-up for the Ashes. For some reason the press release led with “legendary cricket captains” Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting, but we’re far more interested in the others. Geoffrey Boycott’s the most eye-catching name, and he’ll be joined by Alison Mitchell, Adam Gilchrist, Graeme Swann, Michael Slater and Damien Fleming. They’ll also be producing a daily 90-minute highlights progra...
Tags: Sex, Bt Sport, Michael Vaughan, England cricket news, Richie Benaud, Geoffrey Boycott, Ricky Ponting, Australia Cricket News, Geoff Boycott, Cricket media, Damien Fleming

Test Cricket's 10K Club

In the just concluded test between Pakistan and the West Indies, Younis Khan became the 13th batsman in the world, and the first batsman from Pakistan, to reach the coveted feat of 10,000 test runs. (The table shows the batsmen's stats after the test in which they reached 10,000 runs) Here are some interesting facts and stats regarding the 13 members of the 10K Club:All of the 13 batsmen have captained their countries in test matches. All of them, besides Kallis, have been appointed full tim...
Tags: Sex, Pakistan, Alastair Cook, West Indies, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Sunil Gavaskar, Jayawardene, Younis Khan, Kallis, Ponting, Younis, Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid, Gavaskar, Miandad

Take a look at the top IPL Captains who’ve enjoyed great success

Top 5 Most Successful Captains in IPL Cricket The role of the captain, according to Steve Waugh, is to combine 10 individuals’ contrasting personalities and ensure they are all moving in the same direction, by treating them both equally and differently. This encompasses how important a good captain of any kind of sports team is, but particularly cricket. Read on for a list of the top 5 captain’s throughout the IPL’s history. Number 5: Shane Warne Shane Warne, known as one of th...

The greatest IPL catches in history revealed

The Top 5 Catches in IPL History The Indian Premier League, or IPL, has certainly seen some incredible catches over the years, but these 5 stand out from the rest. Ricky Ponting, April 2013 At 40 years of age, the former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting, demonstrated that he had not lost any of his agility when he made a spectacular catch at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. In the Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils match he was the skipper for the former, and pulled off one of the IPL’s be...
Tags: Sex, Ipl, Delhi, Mumbai, Ab De Villiers, Bangalore, Ricky Ponting, Morne Morkel, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League, Punjab, Chennai, Lynn, George Bailey, Chris Lynn

IPL Top 5 Catches, Knocks Of Matches and Batting Records

We’ve created a list that captures the most incredible player feats, and the most memorable knocks of matches since the IPL’s 2008 inception and there are some great sporting moments for you to relive. We’ve also include the top 5 IPL batting records, but as the season progresses, there may be players who knock these out the park and set new ones. Top 5 Catches in The History of IPL 5. Ricky Ponting- (Mumbai Indians) vs. Delhi Daredevils In April 2013 40 year old Ricky Ponting p...
Tags: Sex, Ipl, Warner, Mumbai, David Warner, Ab De Villiers, Chris Gayle, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohli, Gujarat, Kohli, Chris Lynn, Quinton de Kock, Nair, Plessis, SRH

Steve Smith’s shonky technique keeps him hiding in plain sight

Photo by Sarah Ansell The notion of a ‘best batsman in the world’ is stupid. You rate them based on what’s already happened and it counts for nothing the next time they’re pitched into competitive cricket. Cricket is not a prolonged personal odyssey, it’s a series of matches between teams. A high ranking gives you some idea who to look out for, but it is not an end in itself. The buffer In December, Steve Smith scored a hundred and we said that everyone would instantly forget the situation th...
Tags: Sex, Michael Clarke, Smith, Steve Smith, Ab De Villiers, Kane Williamson, Ricky Ponting, Australia Cricket News, Steven Smith, Jacques Kallis, Don Bradman, Viv Richards, Garry Sobers, Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Brian Lara

Mahela Jayawardene Is Appointed As Head Coach Of Mumbai Indians

Mahela Jayawardene, the former captain Of Sri Lanka International cricket team has been appointed as head coach of Mumbai Indians Team. With contract of Ricky Ponting who has been coach of Mumbai... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Sex, SL, Ipl, Mumbai, Sri Lanka, Mi, Ricky Ponting, Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, Jayawardene, Mahela Jayawardene, Indian Premium League T20

Living in the Age of Root

The Nevil Road ground, in the tired northern suburbs of Bristol, was never anyone's idea of one of the world's great cricket theatres. It's been smartened up a bit recently, but back in the late nineties when it began to host one-day internationals, it was a prisoner of its own featurelessness. Crammed between rows of terraced houses and a Victorian orphanage, when there wasn't much of a crowd in - which, frankly, was most of the time when Gloucestershire were playing - for all its antique ass...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Pakistan, Old Trafford, Yorkshire, Bristol, Natwest, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Sachin Tendulkar, Joe Root, Chris Gayle, Middlesex, Adam Gilchrist, Steve Waugh

The Periodic Table of Cricket by John Stern – book review

We own a periodic table. Mostly it’s a footrest, but periodically – typically when we have visitors – it reverts to being a table. Apparently there’s another kind of periodic table too which lays out all the chemical elements according to atomic number and whatnot. The Periodic Table of Cricket attempts to do something similar with cricketers. John Stern, the former editor of The Wisden Cricketer and current editor-at-large at All Out Cricket, has tried to put all of the most significant crick...
Tags: Sex, Bumble, Ricky Ponting, Mavericks, Stern, Mohammad Nabi, Lawrence Booth, Cricket Books

Weather to play cricket – talking points from Colin Graves’ recent interviews

Meant to do this the other day. Midway through the first Test, England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves smooshed around all of the various media present, saying the same things to different people. The two main things that he said were that the T20 Blast is “mediocre” and that day-night cricket is coming to England. We have two very quick points to make and once again, they both hinge on weather. If we sound obsessive, we’re not. It’s just a simple truth that in the absence of giant...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Australia, Sex, India, Britain, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Strauss, Colin Graves, England cricket news, Ricky Ponting, Wales Cricket Board, Pietersen Strauss

show more filters
May - 2020
June - 2020
July - 2020