Melbourne: The Australian cricket team breathed a huge sigh of relief when captain Ricky Ponting was cleared on Thursday for the seven-match ODI series in India.

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel confirmed that Ponting, who suffered a hamstring strain during the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa, would remain in the squad for the tour of India.

He was, however, ruled out of any further participation in the Twenty20 tournament. — PTI

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