Worcester: Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting says that he is uncomfortable about former coach and mentor John Buchanan taking up a coaching stint with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
"I just hope I don't see him with an England jumper on. That will be a little bit disappointing," the Courier Mail quoted Ponting, as saying.
Buchanan will be joining the England Lions at training before they meet Australia in a four-day match at Worcester beginning tomorrow night.
An England Cricket Board spokesman confirmed Buchanan would be at the ground "briefly" but would not stay for the match.
Since resigning two years ago after Australia flogged England 5-0 in the 2006-07 Ashes series, Buchanan has been a coaching nomad.
"I haven't thought about it and I haven''t heard it spoken about around the group at all," Ponting said.