The two ex-captains are never short of an opinion.
If Virat Kohli "has a good World Cup" then India will win the tournament, says Ricky Ponting.
"I think Australia will be the one of the main contenders for sure."
Australia legend Ricky Ponting has criticised the current side for showing a lack of desperation in the final Test against India in Sydney.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has been formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting reckons India are almost certain to change their openers for the Boxing Day Test.
Ricky Ponting feels India's batting struggles in the recent Test series in England will continue in Australia later this year if the conditions are conducive to seam or swing bowling.
Australia great Ricky Ponting feels Aaron Finch should open the batting against Pakistan in the two-match Test series in the UAE next month.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says the MCC World Cricket Committee has discussed bringing in "shot clocks" and run penalties to speed up over-rates in all forms of cricket.
Former international captains Rahul Dravid of India, Ricky Ponting of Australia and retired England Women wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during a glittering ceremony in Dublin on Sunday.