- Sep 23, 2023
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The Australian Team led by Ricky Ponting was the team to beat. They were very strong in all departments and had players who would do anything for their skipper. The leader and his band of loyal players created amazing records that were very tough to break. They had great camaraderie and bonding which was the hallmark of the side.
On one of Ricky Ponting’s posts on Instagram, He uploaded an image with all his Australian teammates which excluded the Late Great Wrist spinner Shane Warne who passed away recently. It was the team that had plenty of options to replace if anyone gets injured and they always played with an aggressive approach.
The specialty of the team was that even though a replacement player came in due to any reason because of the unavailability of the main players even then when the main players came back into the side the replacements had to step down once the regular players were back.
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The achievements of the Ricky Ponting-led team were as follows
Many players who played under the leadership of Ricky Ponting, say he is a good leader. According to former Australian opening batsman Justin Langer, “He is quite inspirational as a leader and I just never get all the detractors he has. Whether it’s in the fielding practice, the nets, the way he holds himself off the field—every time he speaks, these young guys just listen, they hang on every word he says.”
“Ponting captained 2 consecutive World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007 (out of Australia’s hat-trick of World Cups – 1999, 2003, 2007.
The Current Australian team has had an up and down start in 2022 losing to the Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka. The Current Australian team has recently won the 20-20 World Cup in 2021. The UAE hosted this tournament due to some issues with India and Pakistan.