Test captain and ODI captain
Dec 19, 1974
State of Origin: TAS
Test cap No. 366
ODI cap No. 123
Test Debut: Dec 08, 1995
One Day Debut: Feb 15, 1995
He led Australia to victory in the 2003 World Cup when the side won all 11 matches that it played in the tournament.
He is also named Player of the Series in Australia's 3-1 Test win in the West Indies in early 2003 after scoring 523 runs at an average of 130.75 including three hundreds and his maiden double hundred, 206 at Port of Spain.
He has topped Australia's averages in the 1999/2000 Ansett Australia series against India with 375 runs in three Tests at 125.00 with two hundreds.
Ricky Ponting has made an unbeaten 140 against India to lead Australia to a 125-run win in the final of the 2003 World Cup.