Yahoo – Singapore – Australia coach Justin Langer said he hoped his side would return a better team come next year’s World Cup after going through the “jungle” in their tour of England.

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  • Australia coach Justin Langer said he hoped his side would return a better team come next year’s World Cup after going through the “jungle” in their tour of England.
  • And, not for the first time this trip, spin proved Australia’s Achilles heel with England leg-break bowler Adil Rashid taking three for 27 as the tourists, chasing 222 to win, were dismissed for 193.
  • Australia, the reigning 50-over World Cup champions, arrived in England — the 2019 tournament hosts — without a raft of first-choice players.
  • During the one-dayers, Australia’s bowlers were flayed by England for an all-time men’s ODI record total of 481 for six at Trent Bridge.
  • And with the likes of fast bowler Billy Stanlake and left-arm spinner Ashton Agar shining amid the gloom of repeated defeats in England, Langer insisted: “If we can get some of those guys learning and growing and if some of the other guys are available, who knows what could happen in 12 months’ time?


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