8 Feb 2011

Ponting confident about fitness for World Cup

6:08 am on 8 February 2011

The Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting is confident he will be fit to play in the upcoming World Cup, saying he could play tomorrow if he had to.

Ponting, who missed the final Ashes Test and the entire one-day series against England due to a broken finger, says the injury is improving fast.

After a frustrating month on the sidelines, Ponting believed the way the Australian team played in his absence showed they were ready to chase their fourth consecutive World Cup.