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Ponting: My one day internationals are over

Posted 03-01-2012 at 09:53 AM by ashespundit
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says he will do all he can to continue his career at test level but admits that his days of playing one-day internationals are probably over after his omission from the CB Series squad.

Ponting has refused to retire from the shorter forms of the game, saying he is still available if needed but told a press conference of live cricket online fans and journalists on Tuesday that he doubted that he’ll play any more ODIs for his country.

Despite his admission that he doubts his international future, the Tasmanian is certain he still has plenty to offer in the test arena insisting that he is still passionate about the longest form of the game.

Micky Arthur’s side’s next test series sees them tour the West Indies in April, a trip that Ponting intends to be selected for.

"I don't expect to play one-day international cricket for Australia anymore and I'm pretty sure the selectors don't expect to pick me either.” Ponting said. "I think I've proved to myself and to everybody else that I'm still capable of dominating Test cricket as I did in the last series against.

"I'm looking forward to getting back and playing the last couple of Shield games for Tasmania this year and then heading to the West Indies hopefully with some runs under my belt” he added.

The 37-year-old played 375 one-day internationals for Australia, winning three World Cups, two of which he was captain for. During this time he hit an incredible 13,704 runs in the 50 overs version of the game, a total which places him second on the all time list, behind only to Sachin Tendulkar.

Cricket bets suggest that Ponting will still be considered a formidable foe in his current role.
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