Ricky Ponting has signed a three-year contract with the Hobart Hurricanes as head of strategy
The Big Bash League team Hobart Hurricanes has engaged Australian great Ricky Ponting as Head of Strategy on a three-year contract. Hobart Hurricanes announced that he would continue to cooperate with the coaches on the match and list strategy. Ponting also played for the Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL) from 2011 to 2013, and the squad has yet to win a trophy.
According to the Hurricanes, Ponting will now identify candidates for the suddenly-vacant job of head coach. Ponting believes he knows a lot more about Twenty20 (T20) cricket now than he did when he was playing. He stated that he is looking forward to finding the greatest coach for the team’s needs and then developing a strategy.
The former Australia captain believes that the Hurricanes’ competition and game have evolved dramatically over the years. He stated that he is “enthusiastic” about the progress of Tasmanian and Australian cricket in all forms. He feels that with a few modifications in some crucial areas, the Hurricanes would be able to win their first BBL title.
Ricky Ponting has previously held several coaching positions with the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), winning the championship with MI in 2015. The BBL title is presently held by the Perth Scorchers, who defeated the Sydney Sixers in the final by 79 runs, bringing home their fourth trophy overall in the competition.