Cricket authority of Australia announced the appointment of three-time World Cup winner team captain Ricky Ponting as the assistant coach for the Australian team for 2019 ICC World Cup.
Having played the role of captain of a World Cup winning cricket team twice, and holding years of experience in international cricket, the former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is an obvious choice as the Aussie team’s assistant coach for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. Ponting was part of the Australian team that won the 1999 World Cup and was captain when they went on to win in 2003 and was the part of the team in 2007. Besides this, the 44-year-old former cricket skipper has also previously worked as assistant coach for Australia’s t20 side in 2017 and 2018.
All these factors made him the most suitable choice to mentor the Aussie team for the big run, which is to begin from May 30, 2019. The announcement of Ponting’s appointment as the assistant coach to Justin Langer for the tournament was made by Cricket Australian today. In a statement after the revelation, Langer said, “Ricky knows what’s required to win World Cups, and I know he will be a valuable mentor to not just the batting group, but the broader squad as we focus our attention on defending our World Cup title”.