Ricky Ponting has been appointed as an assistant coach for Australia’s looming World Cup campaign.
Ponting will work with Australia’s limited overs batsmen, with regular batting coach Graeme Hick to focus on batting preparations for the following Ashes Test series against England.
“Ricky knows what’s required to win World Cups and I know he will be a valuable mentor to not just the batting group, but the broader squad,” Australian coach Justin Langer said in a statement on Friday.
The Australian batting legend has previously been called on by Langer, providing assistance during June’s ODI tour of England and attending a net session in Perth in December to mentor Aaron Finch. He also assisted former coach Darren Lehmann during a T20 tri-series against New Zealand and England last year.