Ponting dropped from ODI squad

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 20, 2012 10:31 hrs

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has been dropped from the One Day International (ODI) squad for the next two matches of the ongoing CB series that also feature India and Sri Lanka.

Ponting was axed probably for his poor form in the ongoing series. He scored just 18 runs from five innings at an average of 3.6.

Ponting failed with his willow even in the match against India on Sunday. He scored 7 runs by facing 26 deliveries.

Head Selector John Inverarity reportedly said that Ponting has been axed from the ODI squad with an aim to build a strong team for the 2015 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Shane Watson, skipper M. Clarke and Ryan Harris will return to the 13-man squad after recovering from injury.

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