Ricky Ponting appointed Australia’s assistant coach for 2019 World Cup
Australia has designated Ponting appointed Australia's assistant coach for World Cup, that begins May 30. The 44-year-old will join Justin Langer's training group and spotlight solely on ODI batting, with normal batting mentor Graeme Hick managing the arrangements for the Ashes that pursues not long after the World Cup.
The news of Ponting's arrangement approaches on the impact points of David Saker's unexpected renunciation as Australia's bowling mentor.
Australia is set to hold a pre-competition camp in Brisbane toward the beginning of May before their first World Cup diversion against Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1. Ponting, who's likewise the mentor of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, will join the squad at the camp.
"I'm truly eager to join the instructing bunch during the current year's World Cup," Ponting said after his arrangement on Friday (February 8). "I've made the most of my past momentary jobs with the ODI and T20 groups, however, World Cups go up against an entire diverse significance for me.
"I have gigantic trust in the players accessible to the selectors and realize we will be as difficult to beat as any group, in the current year's World Cup," Ponting included.
Ponting has filled in as an associate mentor before with Australia's T20 side in 2018 and 2017. He has additionally worked with Langer amid last's first arrangement as Australia's head mentor on the voyage through the UK a year ago.
Belinda Clark, the interval EGM High Performance, underlined the significance of Ponting's arrangement for what's set to be a packed season, when a depleting World Cup will be closely followed by an Ashe's arrangement far from home, again in England.
"Ricky will help Justin over various key zones including technique and blueprint, however, he will likewise work intimately with and tutor the batting bunch as they get ready for the English conditions," Clarke said. "This arrangement likewise gives a chance to Graeme Hick to concentrate on planning for the Ashes. With two noteworthy occasions consecutive we trust it is critical to center various staff explicitly on one occasion. The arrangement of Ricky is a piece of this general methodology."
Ponting accompanies the experience of 375 ODIs as a player and has included in five World Cups, three of them as a skipper. Langer was pleased to have Ponting's background in the Australian changing area, particularly at a harsh time for the remaking side.
"Ricky recognizes what's required to win World Cups, and I realize he will be an important tutor to the batting gathering, yet the more extensive squad as we concentrate on protecting our World Cup title," Langer said. "Ricky and I have cooperated with the Australian Men's Team previously, he is an incredibly determined mentor who has completely put resources into the player's improvement and enhancing Australian cricket.
"He has a great comprehension of the diversion, he comprehends what's required to get ready and perform at the tip top dimension, and we can hardly wait for him to begin working with the squad." So Ponting appointed Australia's assistant coach for World Cup.