Ricky Ponting

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England cricketer Ben Stokes leaves Bristol Crown Court. Photograph: Getty Images

The England and Wales Cricket Board must have been heartily relieved by the Test team’s emphatic victory over India at Lord’s with their clean-cut all(...)

Steve Smith’s century secured a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

There was still no way past Steve Smith. The pitch may have been as docile as a lamb yet it still required wonderful concentration from Australia’s ph(...)

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan has ruled out the return of Kevin Pietersen ahead of next month’s World Cup. (Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Eoin Morgan has attempted to end speculation surrounding the future of Kevin Pietersen by insisting the batsman, sacked by England last February, is n(...)

An emotional Michael Clarke confirmed Cricket Australia would be retiring the number 64 shirt in tribute to Phillip Hughes

Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced that Phillip Hughes’ one-day international shirt number of 64 will be retired.Hughes’ death on Thursday(...)

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting (right)  has added weight to Kevin Pietersen’s (left) claims that a ‘bullying’ culture existed in the England team set-up. Photograph: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has added weight to Kevin Pietersen’s claims that a ‘bullying’ culture existed in the England team set-up. (...)

 Kevin Pietersen of England is dropped by Australia’s George Bailey off the bowling of Ryan Harris during day one of the Fourth Ashes Test  at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The Melbourne Cricket Ground was packed to the rafters. From the front rows to the nose-bleed gods, 91,092 people turned up, beating the old official (...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke at  a news conference before today’s first Ashes cricket Test match against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

This could be a closer contest than many people with their whitewashes clearly believe. Some of the talk has been bombastic. Michael Clarke’s side may(...)

The British & Irish Lions training in Perth. The city has changed a lot in the last 12 years. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In its own inimitable way Perth is the antithesis of Hong Kong. An ultra clean city (you wouldn’t find a stub on the ground, much less a piece of pape(...)