Ashes 2017/18: Ricky Ponting Becomes Cricket Australia’s Face For Online Coverage
Ricky Ponting has been a great ambassador of cricket during his playing days as well as non-playing days. He has been a great icon of Australian cricket as he led them to two successful winning campaigns in 2003 and 2007. His ruthless attitude made Australia one of the most feared teams in the world. He has been a great analyst and has provided important insights to the budding cricketers post his retirement.
Ponting’s matchless experience and expertise has helped him become the face of Cricket Australia’s online coverage for the upcoming Ashes series as well as the KFC Big Bash. Ponting played in eight Ashes series which included four as captain and four as a player. His record as a captain in Ashes is not as impressive as his overall captaincy record. Ponting lost three Ashes series which includes a home series drubbing in 2010/11.
Ponting said, “I’m really looking forward to working with the Cricket Network this summer,” said Ponting. The Ashes is the ultimate Test cricket series and this contest will be no different to all the great clashes over the years. The Big Bash just keeps getting bigger and better. This summer we have extra games, new venues and players that’s will entertain us all with a brand of cricket that is growing our sport. The Cricket Network will bring a whole new perspective to Ashes and BBL coverage and I’m excited to be playing a part in it all.”
He will not only provide his insights on the upcoming Ashes but will also look back into history and reflect on some of the memorable moments from his career as well as the greatest moments in the history of Ashes and BBL. Cricket Australia head of digital Finn Bradshaw said:
“Ricky is one of the sharpest analytical minds in world cricket, so we are very excited to be able to bring his insight to cricket fans throughout the summer, his knowledge and analysis combined with Cricket Network’s unrivalled access to video means cricket fans will get unparalleled coverage of the Ashes.
The first Ashes is scheduled to begin on 23rd November at the Gabba in Brisbane.
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