Ricky Ponting
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"Ricky Thomas Ponting", Officer of the Order of Australia/AO, nicknamed "Punter", is an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team during its 'golden era'; between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed Batting (cricket)/batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowling (cricket)/bowler. He is the only Australian test captain to have led his side to three separate Ashes series defeats, but led Australia to victory at the 2003 and 2007 cricket world cups and was also a member of the 1999 world cup winning team under Steve Waugh.

He represents the Tasmanian Tigers in Cricket in Australia/Australian domestic cricket, the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, and played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. He is widely considered by many to be one of the best batsmen of the modern era, along with Sachin Tendulkar of India and Brian Lara of the West Indies. On 1 December 2006, he reached the highest rating achieved by a Test batsman in the last 50 years.

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We came up a little bit short with our batting but our new ball bowling was outstanding.

We're out there appealing every time we think something's out. I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

I think there's a good chance that Glenn will be OK.

We're just trying to pick the best team for this game, first and foremost, but he's a young bloke who is hopefully going to be around the team for a long time.

I am the captain, but I am not batting for everyone in the side and I am not bowling for everyone.

I felt like I started pretty well and probably got worse as the innings went on.

Everything he has done and shown would indicate that.

Around the team I would have thought I have done most things right along the way.

We played very well this week, and it was a good team performance. But I'm not sure if the West Indies played as well as they can. We probably expected a little bit more.