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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Ricky Ponting appointed as MI captain - IPL 2013 | Mumbai Indian


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Mumbai Indians, in consultation with its newly appointed Chief Mentor Anil Kumble, Head Coach John Wright along with icon player Sachin Tendulkar, today announced the appointment of Ricky Ponting as the teams’ new Captain.

The former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting was awarded to Mumbai Indians at the recently held auction in Chennai. Ricky Ponting will lead the experienced Mumbai Indians side for the IPL 2013.

Commenting on the decision, Chief Mentor Anil Kumble said, “Ricky has a lot of experience to lead a competitive and a high-profile side like Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Sachin readily agreed to my suggestion that Mumbai Indians is best served when he leads the batting unburdened by the rigours of captaincy. It was our idea (Sachin and mine) to bring in Ricky as the captain of the Mumbai Indians.”

Ricky Ponting, on his new role in the team, said, “It’s a huge honor and I thank Mrs Ambani and the Mumbai Indians management for the faith they have reposed in my abilities. Mumbai Indians has the potent combination of Indian and International cricketers and I look forward to leading the team to play to its full potential.”

Nita Ambani of Mumbai Indians said, “On behalf of the Mumbai Indians family, I welcome Ricky Ponting to the team as the leader of the side. Today we have world’s two biggest cricketing greats in Sachin and Ricky, and I am sure the duo will be an inspiration for the youngsters in the team. Sachin will always be an integral and important part of Mumbai Indians’ leadership. Ricky will bring in fresh perspective in the team leadership and will have the support of the best cricketing minds like Sachin, Anil and John Wright.”

Mumbai Indians will start their IPL 2013 campaign on April 4 in Bangalore.

Batting and fielding averages
MatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests168287291337825751.852278258.7241621509731960
ODIs375365391370416442.031704680.39308212311621600
T20Is1716240198*28.64302132.7802411180
First-class281480602331325755.50791032990
List A453443531634416441.9034991940
Twenty203029371398*27.42589121.05046322120
Bowling averages
MatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests1683658727651/01/055.202.82117.4000
ODIs375515010431/121/1234.664.1650.0000
T20Is17------------
First-class2811482802142/1057.283.24105.800
List A45334926983/343/3433.624.6243.6000
Twenty20302122311/111/1123.0011.5012.0000
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