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Ricky Ponting to play his 2nd innings with Australia at 2020 World T20

The two-time World Cup-winning captain had earlier been the assistant coach for the T20I side in a three-game series against Sri Lanka earlier this year.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 31, 2017 20:00 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Tim Payne of Australia and assistant coach Ricky Ponting looks on during an Australia T20 training session

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting will play the second innings of his career as the cricketer is reportedly in talks with Cricket Australia to coach the national cricket team for the ICC World T20I, to be held on his home soil in 2020.

According to News.com.au, Cricket Australia is in negotiations for Ponting to coach the home team for the mega-event.

The two-time World Cup winning captain had earlier been the assistant coach for the T20I side in a three-game series against Sri Lanka earlier this year.

The 43-year-old will also play an assistant's role to Darren Lehmann in Australia's T20I tri-series against England and New Zealand in February.

But with Lehmann's contract expiring in 2019, CA is likely to appoint Ponting for the lead role for the T20I side.

Ponting is also likely to return to coaching for next year's Indian Premier League (IPL) as the head coach for Delhi Daredevils.

(With ANI inputs)

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