Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Ponting to lead Tasmania in Sheffield Shield
Published: Thursday, September 13, 2001, 0:12 [IST]
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Sydney: Ricky Ponting, a possible successor to Steve Waugh as captain of Australia, was named captain of Australian Sheffield Shield side Tasmania on Wednesday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]Tasmanian Cricket Association chairman Denis Rogers said they wanted to give Ponting greater experience as a captain and the chance to demonstrate his leadership qualities.The 26-year-old Ponting, who bats at number six in Tests, takes over as Tigers' skipper from Jamie Cox.