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Ponting ready to show Steyn what he's got

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting Getty Images / Hamish Blair

RICKY PONTING hasn't broken into a run since tweaking his hamstring, but the champion batsman has declared he will be ready, at the Gabba on Friday, to show Dale Steyn he has banished the technical gremlins that threatened to end his career a year ago.

Ponting was limited to throw-downs and slips catches at Monday's training session.

But the 37-year-old said he was on track to play in the first Test, in which he will be reacquainted with Steyn and Vernon Philander, who conspired to dismiss him lbw in three out of four innings in South Africa last year.

Steyn rated his ball to conquer Ponting for a duck in the first innings in Johannesburg as the most satisfying wicket of his career, but for the former Australian captain it was one of the lowest moments.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times

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