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Legendary Australia captain Ricky Ponting has joined ESPNcricinfo as a columnist and analyst for the Australian summer, the 2015 World Cup and next year’s Ashes series.
Ponting’s first column will be published later this week and will look at Australia’s 2-0 whitewashing at the hands of Pakistan in the recently concluded Test series.
“I’m really excited to be joining the team at ESPNcricinfo,” Ponting said. “I’ve been an avid consumer of the site for many years and now can’t wait to share my insights as a contributor, especially as the next 12 months will have so many gripping contests.”
ESPNcricinfo’s editor-in-chief, Sambit Bal, added: “With three marquee events – India v Australia, the World Cup and Ashes – coming back-to-back over the next 12 months, Ricky Ponting is a massive signing for us. Apart from being a legend of our game, and a World Cup and Ashes hero, he is also a keen and articulate student of the game. His insights and intimate knowledge of the contemporary game will be an invaluable addition to our coverage.”