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Top 5 records of Ricky Ponting that can never be broken

By Akanksha - December 26, 2023 - Last updated on Dec 26, 2023 09:00 PM
Top 5 records of Ricky Ponting that can never be broken

Considered by many to be among the greatest captains in cricket history is the former Australian player Ricky Ponting. Australia's cricket team experienced a golden age and became known as an unbeatable side under his guidance.

Top 5 records of Ricky Ponting that can never be broken

1. Won the most ICC trophies

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The leaderboard is topped by Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who has four ICC titles to his name. Ponting won back-to-back ICC tournaments. Australia were victorious in both the 2003 World Cup in South Africa and the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. In the World Cup, Australia went undefeated in 2003 and 2007. As captain, Ponting won the ICC Champions Trophy in both 2006 and 2009. Ponting participated in the England 1999 World Cup as well.

2. Won most matches in the World Cup

won most matches in World Cup

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Under Ricky Ponting's direction, Australia dominated the international cricket scene. The dynamic batsman participated in three ODI World Cup-winning teams: the squads from 1999, 2003, and 2007, the latter two of which he captained. From 2003 to 2011, he captained Australia to 26 victories from 29 World Cup matches, an incredible 89.66% victory rate. owns the record with 24 straight ODI World Cup victories.

3. Won most matches as captain

Ricky Ponting

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Being one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Ponting captained the Australian national team in Test cricket from 2004 to 2011 and in One Day Internationals (ODIs) from 2002 to 2011. He is the most successful captain in the history of international cricket, having won 220 of 324 matches with a winning percentage of 67.91%.

4. Most wins in the Champions Trophy

Most wins in the Champions Trophy

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Among the most successful captains in international cricket history is Ricky Ponting. After Steve Waugh retired from international cricket, he ensured that Australia remained the dominant power. Australia was captained by Ponting in 230 ODIs, 17 T20Is, and 77 Tests. Throughout these matches, he kept winning more than 62% of the Tests and more than 75% of the ODIs.

Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time under Ponting in 2003. Australia defeated the West Indies in the championship match to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 under Ponting. His tally rose to three in 2007 with Australia's third straight World Cup victory. Australia has now triumphed in three of the previous four ICC tournaments. In 2009, Ponting brought an end to his ICC trophy run by guiding Australia to yet another ICC Champions Trophy victory. By finishing the event with the highest score, he also took home the player of the series prize.

5. Most runs as captain

Ricky Ponting

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Australia won the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time under Ponting in 2003. Australia defeated the West Indies in the championship match to win the ICC Champions Trophy 2006 under Ponting. His tally rose to three in 2007 with Australia's third straight World Cup victory. Australia has now triumphed in three of the previous four ICC tournaments. In 2009, Ponting brought an end to his ICC trophy run by guiding Australia to yet another ICC Champions Trophy victory. By finishing the event with the highest score, he also took home the player of the series prize.

Also Read: Why Ricky Ponting is known as the greatest captain of all time?

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