Sydney: Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh feels that Ricky Ponting's place in the team should be based on merit and not stature.
"Ricky Ponting is a great player, he's got a few credits in the bank. But, he'll know he has got to score runs. Like any player, you've got to perform," Waugh was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Waugh said Ponting brings in lot of experience in the team but he has to use it to score runs.