Ponting to Play On in Test Cricket After Being Dropped From One-Day Squad

Ricky Ponting, Australia’s record run-scorer and most-successful cricket captain, said he’ll play on in elite Tests after being dropped from the one-day squad.

A regular in the national team since making his debut in 1995, Ponting said at a news conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground that he doesn’t expect to play one-day international cricket again. He said he’ll remain available for selection in the five-day format.

“I still don’t see a finish line as far as my international career is concerned,” Ponting said.

Selectors dumped Ponting from the one-day roster yesterday after his worst batting slump in the shortened format, where he averaged 3.6 runs in five innings. That followed the third-most prolific Test series of his career, during which he amassed 544 runs in four matches against India.

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