Langer’s first year coaching the Australian team has seen the side lose the ODI and Test series to very competitive Indian team, while they regrouped to beat a struggling Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series.
Langer’s first year coaching the Australian team has seen the side lose the ODI and Test series to very competitive Indian team, while they regrouped to beat a struggling Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series.

Australia might be slowly getting back on the winning path and the coach Justin Langer seems to have good backing from Cricket Australia with CA’s interim high-performance chief Belinda Clark stating that Langer has been doing really well. (ALSO READ: Australia can win World Cup with Steven Smith and David Warner: Ricky Ponting)

“He has had a couple of overseas tours, he has now had a domestic summer, he is now about to go overseas again. It takes a little while to understand the scope of the role. It’s a big job,” Clark told The Sydney Morning Herald. (ALSO READ: Places in Australia’s World Cup squad up for grabs: Justin Langer)

“He is doing really well and I have really high hopes where they can get to as a team through not only this series in India but into the World Cup and the Ashes. He is on the right path, direction is fine and people are behind him which is really important.”

Langer’s first year coaching the Australian team has seen the side lose the ODI and Test series to very competitive Indian team, while they regrouped to beat a struggling Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series.

Clark added: “He [Langer] is doing a good job. I have been absolutely thrilled with how he is going about things. Players are responding well. Big job – he is doing it really well.”

The Australian team have been marred with the ball-tampering fiasco that happened in South Africa and part of Langer’s job was to earn the trust of the fans after bans on Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Seamer Josh Hazlewood believes that the team have managed to put aside the torrid time.

“To be honest, I don’t see it [public dissatisfaction] when I get back to places like this [Tamworth]. Even in Sydney at schools and things, it [loss of respect] might have been at that exact time [of the ball-tampering scandal] but it has now moved forward pretty quickly and all the kids are still loving cricket and want to play and want to be like their idols who are here today,” said Hazlewood.