9 Dec 2010

Ponting keen to continue regardless of captaincy

1:19 pm on 9 December 2010

Ricky Ponting's burning desire to win the Ashes again on English soil could convince him to continue his test cricket career, even if he's relieved of the Australian captaincy.

Ponting is one test defeat away from becoming the first Australian captain since Billy Murdoch 120 years ago to lose three Ashes series, and he openly admits he's under pressure to retain the captaincy.

Whatever happens in the near future, Ponting is contracted until 2012, and it's understood he intends to play on.