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Ricky Ponting appointed Australia assistant coach for World Cup

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Former Australian has been named as of the team for the upcoming 2019

The three-time winning captain, whose appointment came a day after resigned from the position of Australia's fast-bowling coach, will work with at

Making the announcement, (CA), in a statement, said that the changes in coaching structure will see working closely with the batsmen. The statement further stated that the changes would help batting to focus better.

"Changes to the coaching structure (that) will see him focus on working closely with the ODI batting group. This appointment also provides an opportunity for to focus on preparation for the Ashes," quoted Belinda Clark, as saying.

"With two major events back to back we believe it is important to focus a number of staff specifically on one event. The appointment of Ricky is a part of this overall strategy. Ricky will assist Justin across a number of key areas including strategy and game-plan, but he will also work closely with and mentor the batting group as they prepare for the English conditions," she added.

Reacting on the development, coach Langer hoped that would prove to be a "valuable mentor" in team's endeavour to defend title.

"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 as we focus our attention on defending our World Cup title," Langer said.

Ponting has served as an with Australia's T20 team in 2018 and 2017.

are slated to organise a pre-tournament camp in in early May before their World Cup opener against in on June 1. Ponting will coach the Delhi Capitals in the (IPL) which will be held in April and May and afterward, he will join the Australian squad.

is slated to be held from May 30 to July 14 in England.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 17:28 IST