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Thread: Predict Ricky Ponting's test future.

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    Predict Ricky Ponting's test future.

    Three things to predict:

    1. When will he retire from test cricket? Will there be a batting rebirth, or will his form continue to wither away until the end?
    2. How many test centuries will he end up with?
    3. What will his final test average be? (See poll).

    Obviously very hard to predict, but it's all in good fun...just give it your best shot and in a couple of years (if that) it might actually be suprising upon reflection.

    For reference, his current average is 53.13
    Last edited by Ruckus; 27-09-2011 at 11:20 PM.

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    I reckon he will hit form again. He looked in pretty good form in the Sri Lanka ODI series and is a very determined guy.
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    I think the downturn's being going on too long to realisitically call it a blip now.

    I've no doubt he can do a job for Oz still, but doubt whether he'll touch the heights of his peak. Since the dawn of 2009 he's played 50 innings in 27 tests for just two tons at an average of 37.29.

    For me the question is whether he'll want to go on being a merely very decent test batsman for an extended period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeusEx View Post
    Three things to predict:

    1. When will he retire from test cricket? Will there be a batting rebirth, or will his form continue to wither away until the end?
    2. How many test centuries will he end up with?
    3. What will his final test average be? (See poll).

    Obviously very hard to predict, but it's all in good fun...just give it your best shot and in a couple of years (if that) it might actually be suprising upon reflection.

    Edit: I forgot to add an irrelevent poll option...but by the way things are going the >57 option will ...er..probably suffice. Should be another option, 56-57, as well...but just assume the 55-56 option is really 55-57 (unless mods can add the other one in?)
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    What's it now, 53?

    It'll keep sliding south IMO.

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    Will plunder India here then retire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Will plunder India here then retire.
    As much as I like Ponting and want him to do well, his chances aren't looking good after he failed to capitalize on SL's weak bowling attack.

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    Stop being so damn stubborn Punter. Put the glossy shots away and grind out some runs. It helps no one getting out for fabulous 30s
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    Stop being so damn stubborn Punter. Put the glossy shots away and grind out some runs. It helps no one getting out for fabulous 30s
    This.

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    Has a South African tour to come as well to consider.

    Reckon he'll end up with an average of 51 or thereabouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotSpin View Post
    Stop being so damn stubborn Punter. Put the glossy shots away and grind out some runs. It helps no one getting out for fabulous 30s
    Don't think it's a conscious decision tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Don't think it's a conscious decision tbh.
    A couple times he has been set and gifted it away by wafting away outside off stump or playing at deliveries that could be easily left.

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