Latest Cricket News: Former Australian Cricketer Adam Gilchrist has appealed to Cricket Australia to clear their stance on the future of Justin Langer as a Head Coach. Australia’s array of poor performances in the recently concluded series against West Indies & Bangladesh has brought Langer a lot of criticism & his future as a head coach is under doubt.
Justin Langer’s current contract is until mid of 2022 & during this particular time period the Australian team will feature in T20 World Cup 2021, host England for the Ashes & will also tour Pakistan. Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist is a close friend of Justin Langer. He said that the coach is aware of all the talks going around him.
He said while speaking to SEN Radio, “Justin is very aware of these perceived issues with his management style, and he’s going to keep trying to work with that, and I’m sure the players will try to work alongside that as well.”
Adam Gilchrist believes that the Cricket Australia should take a decision regarding Langer’s stint as coach quickly in order to avoid any information leakage form the inner circle to the journalists. He also emphasized that the delay in decision could hamper their results in the summer.
“But the bigger issue, and it will derail the summer if it doesn’t get sorted out, is the fact these journalists have direct line of contact with people within the inner sanctum there, and the people in that inner sanctum are happy to let it get out.”
Justin Langer was appointed as a Head Coach of the national team after the infamous Newlands Ball Tampering incident, after that incident then coach Darren Lehmann stepped down. Under Justin Langer’s regime, the team has made a memorable comeback by winning ODI series in India & also qualified for the semi-finals of the 2019 world Cup. However, successive series defeats at home to India in test series & a terrible performances in the recently ended T20Is have been a major setback to Langer’s Coaching stint.
Australia have suffered five consecutive series defeats in the T20I format of cricket. They recently faced a humiliating 4-1 series loss to Bangladesh, which leaves them in a bad position ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021. Adam Gilchrist opines that if Justin Langer is not good for the role of Head Coach then the CA should take the decision without dragging it.
“So, Cricket Australia needs to try to address this very quickly. If everyone believes the best thing to do is move on from Justin Langer as a coach, do it sooner rather than later because it is just going to create a side issue, which is going to continue to be a circus”, Gilchrist concluded.
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