Ponting enjoying new role for Australia

November 1, 2011 at 4:53 pm Leave a comment


Ricky Ponting reckons not having the burden of captaining Australia is resulting in his improved form as he enjoys some real success with the bat.

The 36-year-old led Australia as a captain between 2002 and 2011 and has gone down in captain as the most successful Aussie skipper of all time. Those following the cricket betting promotions should remember this.

He now plays an important role for the Baggy Green and is part of the tour to South Africa, with involves two one-day internationals and three Test matches remaining. The first one-day game was affected with rain, but Australia managed a 93-run win.

Ponting was the only player to hit a half-century in that game, as he struck 63 runs to help drive Australia to victory.

The Tasmanian claims he is “really enjoying” just playing and not having to deal with a lot of issues as captain of the side. But he is also liking being able to help develop the younger generation of Aussie cricketers by using his experience to help guide them forward. People looking at the cricket bets need to bear this in mind.

“What I’m trying to do now is spend as much time as I can with the young guys, away from the cricket ground as well, learn a bit about them and try and help them to learn as fast as possible,” Ponting said.

One of those young stars Ponting wants to help is 18-year-old fast bowler Pat Cummins, who was a surprise inclusion in the touring squad to South Africa.
Ponting described him as an “exceptional young talent” and he displayed that when taking three wickets for 28 in the first one-day international.

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