Australian Men’s Team Head Coach Justin Langer Has Resigned From His Post After a Successful T20I World Cup and Ashes
The Australian men’s team head coach announced his resignation on Friday night. He served as a head coach for nearly four years. Justin Langer led the Australian team as head coach to a successful Ashes win against England recently. And it was a shock for many, as Langer decided to resign from the post. Under Langer, Australia won their maiden T20I title last year. As a head coach, he was one of the finest in Australian cricket.
The 51-year-old resigned from Australia’s top sports management position. He was unable to obtain the public support of important players, as well as bitter contract negotiations with Cricket Australia’s governing body. Board members held an eight hours long meeting but were not able to get the agreement on a new deal with Langer.
During this time, CA Chief Executive Nick Hawkley discussed the matter with CA National Teams Head Ben Olivier. But no positive outcome was forthcoming. Langer resigned. As per the reports, it is understood that Langer has some issues with several key players in Australia. It includes former Australian captain Tim Paine, current Test captain Pat Cummins, and limited-overs cricket captain Aaron Finch. It is learned that Australia was disappointed during their visit to Bangladesh in August.
Cricket Australia has named Andrew McDonald as the interim head coach of the team. Andrew has been successful as a coach in the domestic circuit and has coached Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Cricket Australia has tweeted in acceptance of Langer’s resignation. Check our cricket betting tips guide here in our site.
DSEG Announced Justin Langer Resignation
DSGE announced the resignation of Langer in a statement.
“DSEG confirms that our client Justin Langer has this morning tendered his resignation as of the Australian men’s cricket team. The resignation follows a meeting with Cricket Australia last evening. The resignation is effective immediately.”
Australia has won 15 test matches out of 27 under Langer, with 7 losses and 5 draws. In ODIs, Australia has won 25 matches out of 47 matches, with 22 losses. And with a maiden T20I title last year, they have won a total of 26 matches out of 51 T20Is with 25 losses. Justin Langer has also opened up on his decision. While talking on Australian SEN Radio, Langer said,
“Whatever happens from now on, we can all be incredibly proud of this little period. We had two missions: to win the (Twenty20) World Cup and to win the Ashes. To do that in such a short period is a monumental effort. And we’re all really satisfied with that, we’re all really happy about that. We’re all really, really proud of that. I sit here at the moment feeling really content with the last two series.”
Australia will depart in three weeks for a test tour of Pakistan, with assistant coach Andrew McDonald named interim coach. Seeking cricket betting apps? Do check all the apps here.