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Sport Ricky Ponting to help Justin Langer plot England's downfall

04:05  07 june  2018
04:05  07 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Time to act like cricket heroes: Tim Paine

  Time to act like cricket heroes: Tim Paine Australian captain Tim Paine says his team is ready to start living their values and restore the country's battered cricketing reputation.Paine and the rest of the ODI squad will depart for England on Monday night, hoping to restore the country's battered reputation in Australia's first international tour since the Test series in South Africa that was soured by the ball-tampering scandal.

Michael Vaughan has identified Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer as the two men who can restore pride and order to Australian cricket. ‘Both are hugely respected, have great cricket brains and passionate about their country. They will be desperate to help , I am sure.

“Australia should now pay whatever it takes to get Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer to take over and sort out the mess,” former English captain Michael Vaughan wrote in The Telegraph. They will be desperate to help , I am sure.”

Ricky Ponting.© Getty Images Ricky Ponting. Justin Langer has added former skipper Ricky Ponting to his coaching staff for Australia's limited overs series with England.

It will be the second time Ponting has worked with Langer as part of the national team's coaching structure, having previously provided support during their 2017 T20 internationals against Sri Lanka.

Ponting – who coached the Delhi Daredevils during the recent IPL – also worked alongside former head coach Darren Lehmann in the tri-series with England and New Zealand earlier this year.

Australia begins their five-match series with England at The Oval on June 13, and Langer is delighted to have Ponting's support as they look to rebuild their reputation following the ball-tampering scandal.

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For a moment, I couldn’t help thinking Ricky Ponting , the kid with the street-fighting instincts from Launceston in Tasmania, the same kid who had started out as such a At lunch in Perth, we had England nine wickets down , with number 11 batsman Monty Panesar standing between us and victory.

Australia' s cricket captain Ricky Ponting (r) talks with coach Tim Nielsen during a training session at Lord' s cricket ground in London, on July 14, 2009.

"Ricky is one of the greats of the game, and since he was already in England doing some commentary we saw it as a great opportunity to have him join our team for this important series," Langer said.

"We have played a lot of cricket together and coached alongside each other previously, and he will also know many of the players already through his work with the team over the past two summers and his BBL commitments.

"Ricky's knowledge of the game is second-to-none, and we know that his experiences, tactical expertise and leadership will be invaluable for this group, as we start to build a team capable of winning a World Cup in these conditions in a year's time."

Tampering scandal left me shocked: Ponting .
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting admits the ball tampering scandal and the fallout that followed left him shocked.Like everyone connected with Australian cricket, Ponting was stunned by the incident in Cape Town which led to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft being suspended.

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