Ricky Ponting’s name has been thrown in the mix as a potential candidate to coach Australia’s T20 side next year.
Australia’s Test series against India in February will be starting a day after a home T20 against Sri Lanka, which means a white-ball coach will be required.
Legendary Aussie batsman Ponting confirmed he had been approached about it, but no commitments have been made yet.
‘Yeah there has been a few inquiries,’ Ponting told Australian media.
‘Darren Lehmann will be away with that Test team, so they will need someone to coach the Australia T20 team here in Australia.
‘I’m not saying that’s me … Let’s wait and see over the next few months and there will be an announcement I’m sure.’
A Cricket Australia spokesperson said nothing has been put in motion yet. ‘We are speaking to a number of people about the prospect of coaching the T20 international side during the Sri Lanka Series due to Darren Lehmann and David Saker being in India,’ he said.
‘At this stage no decision has been made.’
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