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Who is Ricky Ponting

Factfile on Australia's Ricky Ponting who announced his retirement from Test cricket on Thursday ahead of the coming series decider against South Africa in Perth.

cricket Updated: Nov 29, 2012 10:32 IST
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Factfile on Australia's Ricky Ponting who announced his retirement from Test cricket on Thursday ahead of the coming series decider against South Africa in Perth.



Name: Ricky Thomas Ponting



Right-hand batsman, right-arm medium

Date of birth: December 19, 1974 (Age 37)

Major teams: Australia, Tasmania, Somerset


Test debut: vs Sri Lanka, Perth, December 8, 1995

ODI debut : vs South Africa, Wellington, February 15, 1995

T20 debut : vs New Zealand, Auckland, February 17, 2005

Career

Tests:
Matches 167, Runs 13,366, Highest 257, Average 52.21, Strike-rate 58.74, Centuries 41

One-dayers:
Matches 375, Runs 13,704, Highest 164, Average 42.03, Strike-rate 80.39, Centuries 30

Twenty20 internationals:
Matches 23, Runs 477, Highest 98 not out, Average 23.85, Strike-rate 121.06.