Ashes

Clarke: Ponting is my leader

2010-12-31 08:27
Michael Clarke (AP)

Melbourne - Michael Clarke is happy as stand-in captain while Ricky Ponting's broken finger heals, but he's vowed never to lead a side with Ponting in the starting XI.

Clarke, the usual vice captain, will captain Australia for the first time to start a Test when he leads Australia against England in the fifth Ashes test beginning Monday in Sydney.

England has retained the Ashes and leads the series 2-1, marking the third time that Ponting has lost an Ashes series as captain.

Clarke, asked if he would captain an Australian Test side with Ponting in it if asked by selectors, said: "No. I've always said from day one Ricky Ponting is my leader, my captain, and I'm certain he'll be back captaining ASAP."

Read more on:    ashes  |  ricky ponting  |  michael clarke
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Who will win the 2015 edition of the Ashes?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.