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Justin Langer defends Steve Smith, says he did not mock Jack Leach with glasses celebration

Smith was seen wearing a pair of glasses while celebrating with his team mates in a huddle during Australia's victory celebrations after the visitors retained the Ashes with a 185-run win that gave them a 2-1 lead in the series.

Australia coach Justin Langer invokes boxer Muhammad Ali to inspire Ashes rebound

"Champions have all had times of adversity, whether it's in business, sport or life," Langer told reporters in Manchester ahead of the fourth test starting on Wednesday.

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Australia's focus on winning tests, not hitting helmets: Justin Langer

Justin Langer was impressed not only by Archer's pace but also his economy rate in London where he conceded about two runs per over and finished with match figures of 5-91.

'It was a really no brainer', Justin Langer on Steve Smith getting ruled out of third Ashes Test

Smith has been in sublime form scoring 378 runs in three innings including two centuries and one half-century. He was taken off the field after a bouncer from Jofra Archer hit his neck on day four of the Ashes Test on Saturday.

Justin Langer won't be surprised if neck guard becomes mandatory after Steve Smith incident in second Ashes Test

Justin Langer says he won't be surprised if wearing a neck guard on the helmet becomes mandatory in the future after star batsman Steve Smith was felled by a bouncer in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's.

Justin Langer ranks Steve Smith above Virat Kohli after Edgbaston heroics

It was the first test in 16 months for Smith, who was stripped of the captaincy and banned for a year after teammate Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera attempting to change the condition of the ball with sandpaper during a March 2018 test in South Africa.

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Australia's Usman Khawaja, James Pattinson confirmed for Ashes opener

Usman Khawaja passed a fitness test on Monday after recovering from a hamstring injury and Langer confirmed the left-hander will bat at number three, while fast bowler Pattinson is set to feature in his first test match since February 2016.

Didn't enjoy the job the first six months: Australia coach Justin Langer

Langer said taking charge of the team, which was reeling in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal last year, took its toll on him especially during the drawn fourth Test against India.

Josh Hazlewood World Cup snub the right decision, says Justin Langer

Josh Hazlewood, who partnered Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson during Australia's 2015 World Cup triumph, expressed his frustration at missing out on a place in the squad for England.

It was like watching Sachin Tendulkar bat: Justin Langer on Steve Smith after first hit in England

While Warner was on fire in the IPL, Smith found form towards the end of his team's campaign. The former captain then joined the national team back home and made 89 and 91 in two warm-up games against New Zealand.

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