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Ponting joins Australia coaching staff

by Wisden Staff 15 minute read

Ricky Ponting will once again join Justin Langer in the dressing room after being added to Australia’s coaching staff for the limited-overs tour of the UK.

Ponting has previously worked with the Australian T20I team alongside Langer and under Darren Lehmann, and recently coached Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.

“Ricky is one of the greats of the game, and since he was already in England doing some commentary we saw it as a great opportunity to have him join our team for this important series,” Langer said.

“We have played a lot of cricket together and coached alongside each other previously, and he will also know many of the players already through his work with the team over the past two summers and his BBL commitments.

“Ricky’s knowledge of the game is second-to-none, and we know that his experiences, tactical expertise and leadership will be invaluable for this group, as we start to build a team capable of winning a World Cup in these conditions in a year’s time.

Australia are scheduled to play five ODIs and a one-off T20I against hosts England in their first outing since the appointment of Langer as head coach and Tim Paine as full-time captain.

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