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newscricket2 months ago

Situation tough but confident of becoming a better coach, says Langer after emergency meeting with players

Justin Langer, who recently had an emergency meeting with senior players following discontent over his management style, has said that 'situation at the moment is tough', adding that he was confident of becoming a better coach from it. Test captain Tim Paine has publicly backed Langer recently.
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newscricket2 months ago

Langer will feel like the guys in the team are 'stabbing him in the back', opines Usman Khawaja 

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has suggested that the recent turn of events will make the Australian head coach Justin Langer feel as if the players in the team are 'stabbing him in the back.' He also revealed that people think he got dropped because of Langer, but that hasn't been the case.
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newscricket2 months ago

'It's a shame to blame him' – Tim Paine defends under-fire Australia coach Justin Langer

Australia Test captain Tim Paine has come to the rescue of under-fire coach Justin Langer and said that "leaders of Australian cricket" have to get around him ahead of the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series later this year. Matthew Hayden too, extended support to his former Test opening-partner.
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newscricket2 months ago

Justin Langer has done an incredible job since his appointment, defends Nick Hockley

Nick Hockley, on Wednesday, issued a statement in defence of the under-fire Australian head coach Justin Langer and stated that he has done a great job since he took over the job. The statement also added that the coach's efforts have helped restore Australian cricket's public image.
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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs AUS | Alex Carey to lead Australia as injured Finch ruled out of first ODI

In the absence of regular skipper Aaron Finch, who has been ruled out with an injury, wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey will lead the Australian side in the first ODI against the West Indies. Head coach Justin Langer also backed Carey and stated that he will do a fantastic job.
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featurecricket3 months ago

How Daniel Christian has wrestled his way back to ‘fill’ the missing piece of the Australian puzzle

It was only in 2009 that the American rapper Pitbull started calling himself ‘Mr. Worldwide’ but the reality remains that, Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was a Mr. Worldwide even before the term became famous. At the age of 38, Christian has wrestled his way back into the Australian setup.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Justin Langer backs Daniel Christian to make an impact on Australian return

Ahead of the five-match T20I series, Australia’s head coach Justin Langer has backed the 38-year-old all-rounder Daniel Christian to leave an impact on his return in an Australian jersey. Langer also insisted that Australia might employ a 7-4 model during the series, with two all-rounders.
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newscricket4 months ago

Australian players are 100% behind Justin Langer, says Aaron Finch

Australian white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has commented that his team will give their 100% support to head coach Justin Langer after the latter addressed the criticism he received over his coaching style in a review meeting. Finch also said that Langer could've handled issues in a better way.
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newscricket4 months ago

Adam Gilchrist defends Justin Langer; says players need to be careful what they wish for

Adam Gilchrist has defended former teammate and close friend Justin Langer and has claimed that the players should not look to oust Langer based on two bad months, and believes they need to acknowledge his contributions. Gilchrist further feels that there is no ‘strong evidence’ against Langer.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Satire | Behind the scenes of the 2018 Cape Town ball-tampering scandal 

In light of the latest assertions from Australian opener Cameron Bancroft regarding the ever obvious but not accepted involvement  of the bowlers in the Sandpaper Gate, SportsCafe approached a few Aussie players and CA officials to get to the bottom of the story and found out some explosive details.
Harshit Anand