Should Ricky Ponting give up captaincy after Ashes

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Should Ponting hand over Captaincy after the Ashes

Poll closed Aug 2, 2009.
  1. Yes - Regardless of result

    30.0%
  2. No - He's still got some years in him yet and no one else in the side would do as good a job

    33.3%
  3. Maybe - If Australia perform poorly he should, if they perform well he should keep it

    36.7%
  1. Will_NA Chairman of Selectors

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    I hope he doesn't. We may not win it again if he does.
     
  2. The_gas Chairman of Selectors

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    If Clarke is ready to replace him then yes, otherwise no.
     
  3. NICK_GIFF Club Captain

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    Possibly his last Ashes as captain, but I reckon he will (and should) stay as captain for a bit longer. Clarke isn't quite ready yet - although over the next year they have a great chance to prepare him for it with Ricky's guidance.

    Plus he's had a pretty sound series captaincy wise - unlike '05 where his leadership abilities were a bit more questionable.
     
  4. PhilD123 International Coach

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    No! Ponting must stay! :D
     
  5. shravi National Board President

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    He should stay. I love the look on his face when he's losing and when he's lost. Wouldn't be the same if he wasn't captain.
     
  6. StinkyBoHoon National Board President

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    I dunno, there was a lot of talk about how this was "his" team after warne and mgrath retired. it was an oppertunity for to develop something that was more than sum of it's parts. the old australia didn't need to be more than the sum of it's parts because the parts in question included 5 or 6 of the best players in the world.

    but his record is looking a little hideous now. the win against india was marred with controversy, they were then soundly beaten by india in india and lost out to a gritty south africa at home, even the highlight of this period, the win in south africa, had the shine taken off it when they were smashed in the last test leaving most people thinking "what if south africa hadn't so tamely collapsed in the other tests." (not that it wasn't a good win largely down to an on fire johnson, but for me anyway, I was left feeling that it hadn't really been as much of a fight as I expected) of course along the way there has been some typically comfortable wins against the lesser opponents.

    I still feel like he has more to offer, mostly because I can't see clarke doing a much better job, but that's perhaps unfair until he's had a chance to prove himself, going into a period of tests they should win, perhaps now is the time for some new players to blood themselves.
     
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  7. pcfan123 Guest

    He will deffo captain them in the next Ashes in Oz and we will probably get our teeth kicked in
     
  8. Therbs PCPL Season 2: Best Bowler (Division 2)

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    He'll stay on as captain until the Ashes next year at least.
     
  9. aus5892 Chairman of Selectors

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    Our record under Ponting is far from poor. He showed he is still the number 1 man for the job this series. Clarke does seem ready, but Ponting doesn't deserve to have it stripped off him.
     
  10. Some Guy.... School Cricketer

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    It's not the time for him to step down. He's still the rock in the batting line up, and he's still got something to prove.
     
  11. Gilly75 School Cricketer

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    He wont give up the capaincy lightly. I'm convinced that he will be there to win back the ashes in 18 months time as captain.
     

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