World Cup winning Captain Australia's Ricky Ponting has been named as the Assistant Head Coach of Australia for the ICC ODI World Cup which is set to start on 30 th May this year.
He is said to be focused more on batting strength of the team before going into the World Cup in addition to their regular batting coach.
'' I am really excited to be joining the coaching group for this year's World Cup .I 've enjoyed my previous short term roles with ODI and T20 Teams but World Cup takes on a whole different meaning for me'' were the words said by Ponting after his appoinment.
Ricky Ponting has played 375 ODI's and has played 5 worldcups and has led Australia in three of them.
Head Coach Justin Langer was highly delighted with the presence of Ponting at the dressing room as he can make a big difference to Australia's rebuilding ODI side.