Ricky Ponting Could Break Steve Waugh's Record As Australia's Most-Capped


DNEY: Ricky Ponting could breach Steve Waugh's almanac as Australia's most-capped Analysis cricketer in advanced of his home admirers at Hobart afterwards the all-embracing summer agenda was appear on Thursday.

If the adept batsman plays all three Tests adjoin South Africa in November, he will be on clue to actualize Australian candid history in his home accompaniment of Tasmania in the aboriginal bout of a three-Test alternation adjoin Sri Lanka.

The above captain, who was dumped from the one-day all-embracing band in February, has so far played 165 Tests, three shy of Waugh, his antecedent as skipper.

South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies will comedy Down Under in the advancing Australian summer, with the Gabba in Brisbane hosting its aboriginal Analysis adjoin the Proteas in 49 years in the aperture bold on November 9.

South Africa exhausted Australia 2-1 back they aftermost toured in 2008-09, and drew 1-1 with Michael Clarke's aggregation back they met in a affecting two-match alternation aftermost year in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Sri Lanka activate their aboriginal Analysis appointment to Australia back 2007 in Hobart on December 18 afore Melbourne hosts the Boxing Day Analysis and Sydney the New Year's Analysis to blanket up the series.

The Tests will be followed by a brace of five-match, head-to-head one-day all-embracing alternation -- the aboriginal adjoin Sri Lanka from January 11 and the additional adjoin the West Indies from February 1.

The alternation adjoin the West Indies will affection an all-embracing actuality played in Australian basic Canberra for the aboriginal time.

Three Twenty20s will booty abode -- in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Cricket Australia arch controlling James Sutherland said that over the accomplished 12 to 24 months some agitative new aptitude had emerged in the Australian ranks and the home alternation would be a boxy analysis for them.

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