Justin Langer, ahead of the home T20 World Cup in October, has admitted that there are one or two positions available in the side while the rest is well settled from top to bottom. He also added that it would have been nice for youngsters to get a look in before the World Cup to prove a point.
When Glenn Maxwell returns back to the Australian T20I setup, the team would look more or less settled. Australian coach Justin Langer admitted that there would be only one or two places up for grabs ahead of the home World Cup in October.
"I think one or two positions in our World Cup side are up for grabs," Langer told cricket.com.au.
Australia’s long-home season came to an end earlier in the year after their three-match ODI series against New Zealand came to an abrupt end due to the widespread of COVID-19. In the two home series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the home side went unbeaten and topped it with an impressive away T20I series victory in South Africa.
“It’s a very, very settled team (and) the way our T20 side is playing has been brilliant. Our T20 performance - we were undefeated in Australia (during the summer) - is an unbelievable achievement,” he added.
While he was not too fazed with the matches coming to a halt, he was worried about youngsters not getting a look in ahead of the mega-event. However, he added that it does not stress him to think about the selection for the event. Yet when asked about the tournament itself, he pointed out that it is very hard to win it despite it being at home.
"It would have been nice to play some more games, and for some of our younger players to be subjected to the pressure which is definitely going to come in the World Cup. World Cups are very hard to win but in terms of selection, I’m not too stressed about it,” he concluded.
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