Ricky Ponting ko Australian Team ke Assistant Coach ke taur pe niyut kia gaya. David Sacker ke istifa ke ek din baad hi Ponting ko niyut kiya Cricket Australia ne.

Lekin Ponting apna kaam sambhalenge India aur Pakistan ke khilaf hone wale Australian series ke baad. Ek tarah se dekha jaaye toh, Justin Langer ke assistant ke taur par Ponting ka asli exam hone wala hai iss saal Cricket World Cup. Iss pehle bhi Ricky Ponting aur Steve Waugh ko Team Australia ke saath jod ne ki baat chal rahi thi. Khaas kar ke India ke khilaf Home series mein Australia ke kharaf performance ke baad. Av der sawer uss raste pe chal pari hai Cricket Australia.

2003 aur 2007 World Cup Champion Team Captain ka kehna hai, "Me bohot excited hoon, iss baar ke World Cup mein Team Australia ke saath rahunga yeh soch kar. Iss pehle bhi One-Day aur T20 team ke saath kuch din ke jod chuka hoon main. Lekin ab World Cup ke liye judte huye meri excited level bilkul hi alag tarike ki hai."