Kochi:Australia's stand-in captain Michael Clarke on Saturday stood firmly behind an under-fire Ricky Ponting, terming him the "right man to lead the country in the upcoming Ashes."
"Ricky is certainly the right man to lead Australia. Think Ricky has been a wonderful player for a long period of time in all forms of the game. He is a wonderful captain and he has batted really well throughout the recent Test series. He was disappointed not to make a century but hopefully he is saving those centuries for the Ashes," Clarke told the reporters during the pre-match media conference.