Indian Express – By:
AP | Published: May 3, 2018 9:22:13 Justin Langer has played for Australia for close to 20 years.
- (Reuters Photo)Looking to move on from one of the darkest periods in its 140-year history, Cricket Australia has chosen Justin Langer as its new head coach, hoping the 105-test veteran will lead the national team out of the fallout from the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
- Langer takes over for Darren Lehmann, who resigned after the embarrassing ball-tampering episode in March that saw Australia’s two leading players — captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner — banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months.
- Langer had been head coach of Western Australia state and the Perth Scorchers Twenty20 team since November 2012, during which time he was lauded for his player development skills.
- Langer was endorsed as Lehmann’s replacement by the Cricket Australia board of directors on Wednesday night.
- “Justin Langer is the new Aussie cricket coach … no question he will have a positive impact … Concerns me already about next Yrs Ashes !