Ricky Ponting to captain Prime Mininster's XI against West Indies

Ricky Ponting will be leading the Prime Minister's XI in January against the West Indies. The former Australia skipper is almost 38 and his place in the national side has come under scrutiny due to lack of form.

updated: November 27, 2012 10:26 IST
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Adelaide: Under-pressure Ricky Ponting was on Tuesday appointed captain of the Prime Minister's XI to face the West Indies in January, suggesting his international career still has legs.

The former Australia skipper, who turns 38 next month, has failed in three innings against South Africa during draws in Brisbane and Adelaide and pressure is building on the 167-Test veteran.

But he was named in the squad for Friday's series decider in Perth and has been handed the Prime Minister's captaincy, joining the likes of Sir Donald Bradman, Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor and Richie Benaud to skipper the XI.

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