Melbourne:  Oz captain Ricky Ponting may face tough resistance from board officials to retain his job for next month’s  tour  of Bangladesh.

Australia heads into quarterfinals against a formidable Indian side on Thursday even as Ponting grapples with an indifferent form and it could be the final week for the 36-year-old as captain.

An Australian cricket official confirmed that there should be a discussion by the board on whether Ponting should lead the team against Bangladesh even though his position as a player was not in jeopardy.

"We need to be looking at the future.  It's time for us to make a change” the senior official said.

Ponting has been under scanner since the Ashes series.

In the World Cup, the right-handed batsman have been in news for wrong reasons after being reprimanded by ICC for damaging a TV screen with his protector during Australia's first match against Zimbabwe.

He again hit the headlines after publicly warning teammate Steve Smith and also faced criticism for standing his  ground until he was given out on a TV umpire's review despite knowing he'd got a thick edge during their defeat to Pakistan.

"We're waiting for the next thing to blow up," the official said.

Selectors will huddle up to name the Australian squad for the Bangladesh series after Australia's World Cup campaign is over. Australia will play a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh starting from April 9.

(Agencies)