Ricky Ponting will assist Darren Lehmann for the T20 series against England and New Zealand with the regular members in South Africa ahead of the March Tests.
The announcement was made by Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua as he welcomed the three-time World Cup winner.
Ponting believes Root is too soft spoken and urged the 26-year-old to shed his shyness and galvanize the squad.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said that Steve Smith has proven time and again that he is better than some of the best players in the world at the moment.
Ricky Ponting has spurred the current Australian side to strive for a 5-0 win over England in the Ashes series
It took a tremendous fielding effort from Nathan Lyon to get the precious wicket of James Vince who was looking good on the field with 83 runs.
Australia announced its 13-member squad in which out-of-form Matthew Wade was replaced by Tim Paine, who made a comeback in the team after a span of 7 years.
Ricky Ponting believes that wicketkeeper Peter Nevill is the obvious choice to fulfill the role of a gloveman for Australia in the upcoming Ashes series.
Virat Kohli has the most runs (8,888), best average (55.55) and most hundreds (31) than any other batsman after 200 ODIs.
The Australian team will be in India next month, following their tour of Bangladesh, from September 17 to October 11 and they will play five ODIs and three T20Is. Mike Hussey reckons the series will be a competitive affair.
South Africa opener Dean Elgar became the latest batsman to get out in 190s when he was dismissed for 199 against Bangladesh in first Test
Earlier, Virat Kohli also became the fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs. The India captain took seven innings less than AB de Villiers to reach the milestone
Ricky Ponting said that BCCI will not find many better candidates than someone like Rahul Dravid for India coach.
Ricky Ponting’s middle order comprises of a strong unit featuring Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina MS Dhoni.
MS Dhoni scored just 61 runs in the first five matches of the IPL and has scored just 30 since his match-winning 34-ball 61 for RPS.