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Top 10 Aussie Caps - Ricky Ponting

UPDATED 11 January, 2013 12:22PM AEST | by Matthew Cocks 4

Ricky Ponting sits equal first on our Top 10 Aussie Caps list, having made 168 Test appearances.

He is one of the greatest players to have ever worn the Baggy Green and has become a legend of cricket.

Below are a few stats that demonstrate just how good his career was.

• Ponting debuted in the 1995-96 series against Sri Lanka at the WACA in Perth, scoring 96 runs in his first innings.

• Ponting’s first century came in 1997 against England at Leeds, where he made 127 runs.

• His final century came in 2012 at the Adelaide Oval, against India, where he scored 221 runs. 

• Ponting’s highest score was 257 against India at the MCG in December 2003.

• His highest not out score was 157* against New Zealand at the Bellerive Oval in November 2001.

• The ground that Ponting scored his most runs at was the Adelaide Oval. He scored 1743 runs with a high score of 242 against India in December 2003 at the ground.

• Ponting became the 42nd Australian Test captain in March 2004.

• As captain, he played 77 matches and scored 6,542 runs.

• Ponting’s highest score as captain was 209 against Pakistan at Bellerive Oval in January 2010.

• He relinquished the captaincy in March 2011.

• Ponting made 168 Test appearances, equalling the record set by Steve Waugh.

• He scored a total of 13,378 at an average of 51.85 in 287 innings.

• Ponting also took 196 catches over the span of his career.

That concludes our Top 10 Aussie Caps countdown and below is a reminder of who else made the list.

The Top 10 Aussie Caps:

1.    Ricky Ponting - 168 Test Caps

2.    Steve Waugh - 168 Test Caps

3.    Alan Border - 156 Test Caps

4.    Shane Warne - 145 Test Caps

5.    Mark Waugh - 128 Test Caps

6.    Glenn McGrath - 124 Test Caps

7.    Ian Healy - 119 Test Caps

8.    David Boon - 107 Test Caps

9.    Justin Langer - 105 Test Caps

10.  Mark Taylor - 104 Test Caps

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 14 December, 2012 12:00AM AEST

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