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16 Feb 2019

Glenn Maxwell: Ricky Ponting's impact would be massive

Ricky Ponting led Australia to two consecutive World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007 and once again Aussies will look up to Punter to help them defend the title.

He was recently appointed as Australia's assistant coach for the World Cup and Glenn Maxwell feels his impact would be massive.

One of the GOATs, Ponting would look to help the batsmen with their technique.

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Glenn Maxwell praises Ricky Ponting's contribution as coach

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Maxwell's comments on Ricky Ponting

Maxwell, in his interview with cricket.com.au said that Ponting has such a positive influence in the dressing room that "he makes you feel like you can walk on water sometimes".

Maxwell added that Ponting's help is meaningful since he can read a player's technique easily.

He says that Ponting can point out flaws in a batsman's game within five minutes.

Influence

Ponting's pep talk helped Australia achieve a mammoth target

As an instance of Ponting's positive influence, Maxwell recalled the time when New Zealand had put up a massive target of 243 in a T20I match.

While the team look worried, Ponting came into the dressing room and fired them up with a pep talk.

Ponting wanted the players to reach the target with an over in hand, and they managed to achieve that.

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Preparation

Maxwell will play 20 ODI matches before World Cup

Maxwell's form will be crucial for Australia in their World Cup defense in England.

The batsman will be playing 20 ODIs before the World Cup to help him prepare.

He will play in the five-match ODI series against India, and further play against Pakistan in UAE.

He will also play with county side Lancashire instead of participating in the Indian Premier League.

Schedule of Australia's tour of India

Australia will play two T20 matches on February 24 (Vizag) and February 27 (Bengaluru). Further, the five-match ODI series is scheduled on March 2 (Hyderabad), March 5 (Nagpur), March 8 (Ranchi), March 10 (Mohali), and March 13 (Delhi).

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How many ODI matches has Maxwell played?

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Maxwell has played 90 ODI matches in total.

How many ODI runs has Ponting scored?

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Ponting has scored a total of 13704 ODI runs in total.

Is Ponting the best Australian batsman since Ponting?

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Yes, statistically Ponting is definitely Australia's best batsman since Don Bradman.

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Ponting has scored 13378 Test runs in his career.

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