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Will Ponting get a big role in Australian cricket?

 Agencies |  2016-11-20 23:05:15.0  |  New Delhi

Will Ponting get a big role in Australian cricket?

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting may be in contention for a big role in a revamped Australian cricket, something that is doing rounds after Mumbai Indians named Mahela Jayawardene as their new coach.

Australia were soundly thrashed by South Africa at home in two Test matches and that has led to calls for complete overhaul in their set-up.

Chairman of selectors Rodney Marsh has resigned and former skipper Greg Chappell has been appointed interim selector with Trevor Hohns replacing Marsh as the chairman. In fact a tweet by his former teammate Damien Martyn has given rise to speculations that Ponting’s expertise may be sought in what can be termed as distressed times in Australian cricket.

“One of @CricketAus greats is no longer coaching the @mipaltan IPL side. Could a big announcement be coming,” Martyn tweeted with a mug shot of Ponting wearing Baggy Green. 

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