Sportskeeda – We will be called great team if we win Test series in India: Langer

News 03 May 2018, 17:43 IST

Melbourne, May 3 (PTI) Newly appointed coach Justin Langer would only term the current Australian cricket team “great” if they can win a Test series in India in three years time, an encore of the 2004 side of which he was an integral part.

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  • We will be called great team if we win Test series in India: LangerNews 03 May 2018, 17:43 IST Melbourne, May 3 (PTI) Newly appointed coach Justin Langer would only term the current Australian cricket team “great” if they can win a Test series in India in three years time, an encore of the 2004 side of which he was an integral part.
  • 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 the peak of Mount Everest.
  • Langer believes than 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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