Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is open to the idea of becoming the T20 head coach of Australia, Sky Sports report.
Current head coach across all formats, Darren Lehmann, has announced that he will leave his coaching role after the 2019 Ashes, paving the way for a potential Ponting return, who coached the Mumbai Indians to IPL glory back in 2015.
Ponting, 43, recently learnt that he will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on Monday, and has admitted to the media that he is open to the idea of coaching his country in the shortest format of the game permanently.
I’m on record saying I’m interested in doing the Twenty20 job for Australia if it came up and I can make it fit in and work.
Ponting is assisting Darren Lehmann during the ongoing T20 Tri-Series tournament against New Zealand and England, and after a victory against the Kiwi’s and two against England, the Aussies have already sealed their place in the final.
With Australia set to host the T20 World Cup in two years time, we may see Ponting in charge of the Aussies, looking to capture the only ICC tournament the country has never won.