As Ricky Ponting is all set to be famous for his great cricket career, he is eyeing firmly on his role as a coach of Australia’s T20 team, a part of his move to individual coaches for the three formats of the game which grows undisputable with each series going on.
Though he has been helped with Darren Lehmann, existing full-time coach, in the existing tri-series, Ponting is looking forward for his role as head coach in shortest form of cricket. Since retirement, he has been used most of his five years in the past to immense himself in T20, whether as commentator on Big Bash League or as Mumbai Indians coach. In the next IPL, he is going to coach Delhi Daredevils and it’s the turn of Australia to host the next World T20 to be played in 2020, the only ICC tournament never won by Australia.
Pat Howard, team performance manager and Ponting have been in discussions on how to make this role work after the contract by Lehmann expires after the World Cup 2019 and England’s Ashes double, with national teams and schedule that are playing hard for priorities as one of the issues being thrashed. Ponting has pointed in a way that home Ashes series have been won by Australia they prepared well for then fell worst in the ODI series which came ahead as a sign of things over the recast ODI team of England.
After being called as one of three trainings to the Hall of Fame in Australia cricket, Ponting added, “I know that path has been focused by Cricket Australia and I have been talking for a bit while on the planning of succession with coaching in T20.” It is formalized at the presentation of Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday night. I have said several times that I want to do T20 job if it came up and I can make it work. There are certain things I need to get ticked off as far as I know about my thoughts and how can we become a more explosive, better, and consistent team.”
It will be more amazing to see how coaching goes and it is difficult on the players and CA have really done superior job to ensure that Darren has had a series off over here and it is just to keep him fresh. When looking at what has happened over the past ODI series, the hard part is putting all eggs in one basket and being prepared for Ashes. Before you know in ODIs are up to you and we take a same group of players, there is little bit jaded and tired and being achieved something more special. England is going either way with whole new range of bowlers and fresh group and another team and they get the result they deserved.
The planning side is one thing which is needed to have right set of time to ensure that it is done for each series well.