RTHK.hk (Honk Kong) – Former test opener Justin Langer was confirmed as the new head coach of the Australian cricket team on Thursday, taking over from Darren Lehmann who resigned after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

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  • Former test opener Justin Langer was confirmed as the new head coach of the Australian cricket team on Thursday, taking over from Darren Lehmann who resigned after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
  • Cricket Australia said that Langer will coach Australia in all three formats of the game and will start in the role on May 22 for a four-year term which includes two Ashes series, a World Cup and World Twenty20 tournament.
  • As a coach, Langer has been head coach of Western Australia state and the Perth Scorchers T20 team since November 2012.
  • Langer was endorsed as Lehmann’s replacement by the Cricket Australia board on Wednesday night.
  • Before taking up coaching in Western Australia, Langer spent time as a specialist batting coach with the national team under former teammate Ricky Ponting’s captaincy.


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