Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has been named as assistant coach of the team for the upcoming 2019 cricket World Cup.
The three-time World Cup winning captain, whose appointment came a day after David Saker resigned from the position of Australia’s fast-bowling coach, will work with coach Justin Langer at the World Cup.
Making the announcement, Cricket Australia (CA), in a statement, said that the changes in coaching structure will see Ponting working closely with the batsmen. The statement further stated that the changes would help batting coach Graeme Hick to focus better.
Ponting has served as an assistant with Australia’s T20 team in 2018 and 2017.
2019 cricket World Cup is slated to be held from May 30 to July 14 in England.