Sportskeeda – Scale ‘Mount India’ to be considered great, new coach Langer to Aussies

News 03 May 2018, 18:14 IST

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Melbourne, May 3 (PTI) Newly-appointed Australia coach Justin Langer today said his team can be considered great only if it wins a Test series in India, something that he likened to conquering Mount Everest, last done back in 2004.

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  • Scale ‘Mount India’ to be considered great, new coach Langer to AussiesNews 03 May 2018, 18:14 IST (Eds: rephrasing intro)Melbourne, May 3 (PTI) Newly-appointed Australia coach Justin Langer today said his team can be considered great only if it wins a Test series in India, something that he likened to conquering Mount Everest, last done back in 2004.
  • We will judge ourselves on whether we’re a great cricket team, if we beat India in India,” the former opener declared.
  • For him, being a part of the Adam Gilchrist-led side that won the 2004 Test series in India 2-1, was like scaling Mount Everest.
  • Langer believes that a victory in India will be an indelible redemption for the emotionally scarred national team.
  • Langer admitted that the absence of ex-captain Steve Smith and his former deputy David Warner, who with rookie Test opener Cameron Bancroft have been suspended for their roles in the recent ball-tampering scandal, will be felt as they host a number of teams including India at home later this year.

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