Ricky Ponting Earns Coaching Gig With Australian T20 Team

'I'm delighted to be involved.'

Triple M Newsroom

9 January 2018

Triple M Newsroom

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Ricky Ponting is back with the Australian cricket team, being named as assistant coach for next month's T20 tri-series.

Ponting will work under Darren Lehmann for the series against New Zealand and England, with much of the coaching staff heading over to South Africa for the Test series.

Troy Cooley and Matthew Mott will also join the coaching staff.

“I’m delighted to be involved with the Australian squad again for what should be a terrific series against England and New Zealand,” Ponting said in a statement.

“I loved working with the squad last year against Sri Lanka and I can’t wait to be working alongside Darren, Troy and Matthew this time around.

“Watching the Big Bash League in my role as a commentator has shown me we have a wealth of talent available to us in this format and a tri-series like this will give us a great chance to establish a pattern of play that works best for the players.”

Ponting was previously brought in for last year's T20 series against Sri Lanka while the rest of the Aussies were travelling to India for the four-match Test series, alongside Justin Langer and Jason Gillespie.

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