Australia appoints Ricky Ponting as assistant coach for 2019 World Cup
Updated: February 08, 2019 17:24 IST
Australia appoints Ricky Ponting as assistant coach for 2019 World Cup Australian Team
Former national skipper Ricky Ponting recruited to work alongside coach Justin Langer, focusing mainly on the batsmen, for World Cup in England.
Ponting played 375 one-dayers and 168 Tests, also working as an assistant with Australia's Twenty20 side in 2017 and 2018.
Ricky Ponting, who played at five World Cups and won at three, comes a day after bowling coach David Saker quit.
He accompanied Langer during the West Australian's first tour -- to England -- after taking over as head coach from Darren Lehmann in April last year following the ball-tampering scandal.
Ponting will start after Australia's upcoming one-day tours against India and Pakistan.
“I'm really excited to be joining the coaching group,” he said.
“I've enjoyed my previous short-term roles with the ODI and T20 teams but World Cups take on a whole different meaning for me.