Ponting 12th man in all-time Australian XI

Published: Monday, July 20, 2009, 14:19 [IST]
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Ponting 12th man in all-time Australian

Melbourne: Australian captain Ricky Ponting could not find place in the list of all-time Australian XI selected by Cricinfo&aposs. Ponting was deemed good enough only for the 12th man&aposs slot.

Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Glenn McGrath who played under the captaincy of Ponting in the team could find place in the list.

Don Bradman, Shane Warne and Dennis Lillee were the unanimous choice of the 10 judges, while former captain Greg Chappell and all-rounder Keith Miller received nine votes.

Ponting is crap as captain

Legendary Victor Trumper and retired stumper Gilchrist got eight votes each from the jury comprising cricket historians and print and radio journalists.

Matthew Hayden&aposs amazing record did threw him in contention but the jury eventually decided to open with the legendary Trumper and Bradman&aposs teammate Arthur Morris.

At number three, Don Bradman was an"axiomatic"choice, while"cricketing aristocrat" Greg Chappell and the Allan Border slammed the middle order door on Ponting.

Being Australia"finest and most flamboyant all-rounder", Keith Miller selected himself as does Gilchrist, while jury opted for two leggies in the side with Bill&aposTiger&aposO' Reilly joining Warne in the ranks.

Lillee&aposs inclusion was unanimous, while McGrath&aposs was also an"automatic selection", the jury said.


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