Cricket Australia appointed former Australia captain Ricky Ponting as assistant coach for their T20I series. They will play the T20I series against Sri Lanka in February.
Ricky Ponting will join with Justin Langer who act as headcoach for the series and Gillespie, who also an assistant. Darren Lehmann, the full-time head coach will miss the series.
“I always said when I retired that I wanted to get back involved and what better way to do it than alongside a couple of my best mates in cricket, Justin Langer and Jason Gillespie,” Ponting said.
“We have some incredible Twenty20 talent in this country and I can’t wait to work with JL, Dizzy and those selected to have a real crack at doing something special for Australia’s Twenty20 international ambitions.” he added
Ricky Ponting captained Australia in their first ever T20 International match and also he led in 2007 T20I World Cup and 2009 T20I World Cup tournaments.
“It’s exciting that Ricky will be involved alongside Jason and myself during the Sri Lanka series as he was the one man I really wanted alongside us,” Australian T20 Head Coach Langer said.
“His knowledge of the game and the way he reads it, coupled with his invaluable experience as an IPL coach with the Mumbai Indians means he knows the format inside-out.
“Add this to his playing and now commentary experiences in the BBL and he has all the makings of a great coach. I can’t wait to work alongside my ex-captain and friend again.