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Justin Langer


Tim Paine eyes 'mouth-watering' Test series against India but revenge not on mind

January 07, 2020 11:43 am

Australia had suffered their first ever Test series against India at home in the summer of 2018-19 when they missed prolific batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner, who were serving bans following a ball-tampering scandal that shook world cricket.

Nathan Lyon calls concept of four-day Tests ridiculous

January 01, 2020 6:18 pm

Keen to ease out a crammed calendar, the International Cricket Council (ICC) wants four-day Tests from 2023 as part of the World Test Championship. However, most Australia players are not convinced.

No question over Tim Paine's captaincy, clarifies coach Justin Langer

January 01, 2020 1:41 pm

Tim Paine was at the helm when Australia lost a first home series to India, but has since overseen the retention of the Ashes in England and two series triumphs.

After 18 months of continuous coaching, Justin Langer to stay back home and miss INDvAUS ODI series

December 17, 2019 11:38 am

With eyes on New Zealand and South Africa tours after the India series, Langer will stay home in Perth and hand the coaching baton to his assistant Andrew McDonald for the tour of India.

Justin Langer defends Steve Smith after Ian Chappell’s claim of 'white-anting'

December 11, 2019 3:12 pm

After Ian Chappell accused Steve Smith of "white-anting" his captain Tim Paine in the Adelaide Test against Pakistan, Australian head coach Justin Langer has hit back by calling the comments "strange".

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

September 11, 2019 9:21 am

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

September 03, 2019 1:08 pm

"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.

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

August 21, 2019 9:38 am

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

August 21, 2019 9:18 am

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

August 18, 2019 2:44 pm

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.