Ponting to captain Australia till next World Cup

Published: Monday, May 4, 2009, 15:24 [IST]
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Ponting will remain captain till 2011 WC

Melbourne: Ricky Ponting will captain Australia in all three formats of the game till the 2011 World Cup, chief selector Andrew Hilditch said.

Hilditch dismissed reports of having different captains for the Test and limited overs squads and said while Ponting might skip a tourney here and there, he would lead Australia in all major events.

"Leadership issues are things that we always think about but we are really confident that Ricky will be more than capable of getting through to the 2011 World Cup, and I know that is something he would like to do, so I don't see that as being an issue," Hilditch told 'Sydney Morning Herald'.

Ponting missed the just-concluded ODI series against Pakistan where his deputy Michael Clarke led the side to a 3-2 series win.Despite Clarke's growing reputation, Hilditch believes there was no need to rush to hand over the limited over captaincy to the youngster.


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