India Times – Former captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach of Australia’s men’s team for the 50-over World Cup in England later this year, the country’s cricket board said on Friday.

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  • Former captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach of Australia’s men’s team for the 50-over World Cup in England later this year, the country’s cricket board said on Friday.
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  • reuters Australia won their fifth World Cup title on home soil four years ago and head coach Justin Langer said that Ponting’s experience in leading the team to two of those victories would be invaluable in England.
  • Clark said appointing Ponting for the World Cup would enable Hick to concentrate solely on helping Australia defend the Ashes against England.
  • Ponting has had short-term engagements with the Australian men’s limited overs team in recent years and will begin his role after Australia’s one-day series against India and Pakistan.


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