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Ponting named Australia's assistant coach for T20 tri-series

ANI  |  Melbourne [Australia] 

Former Australian has been named as of for the upcoming Trans-T20 tri-series against and

The 43-year-old will assist team's while and will also join the staff team for next month's series.

Reflecting on his appointment, said he is looking forward to work with the Australian squad, adding that he has got a bit of coaching bug as well as good gasp on the game.

"I seem to spend my whole life around Twenty20 now with commentating on the Big Bash and coaching in the I think I've got a pretty good grasp on the game and we'll see how it goes," ESPNcricinfo quoted the former Australian captain,

"I've got a bit of a coaching bug, I love being around the game and being around the best players and I love being able to feel like you've got some impact on the way they play their cricket," he added.

Lehmann, on the other hand, believes the upcoming tri-series would serve as an important step towards the ICC World T20 in 2010.

"To do that, the planning and preparation has to start now. So the chance to have this run of matches against two top sides in conditions we're set to face in two years, and for us to have Ricky as one of our backroom staff, is great news," Lehmann said.

It should be noted that had performed a similar role during the T20 series against in February 2017, when he worked alongside and

Meanwhile, he has recently been named as the of (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils.

Ponting had earlier coached Indians for two seasons in 2015 (when they won the title) and 2016, but the franchise chose to not renew his two-year contract when it expired in 2016.

The former Australian has also played in the league for Kolkata Knight Riders and Indians.

The tri-series is slated to be held from February 7 in before moving to The last group match will be held on February 18 in Hamilton, with the final taking place in on February 21.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 12:50 IST