Justin Langer will accompany the Australia team to West Indies for their upcoming tour © Getty Images
Justin Langer will accompany the Australia team to West Indies for their upcoming tour © Getty Images

Australia coach Justin Langer, who will soon be in West Indies, will be searching for some Caribbean players to sign for Big Bash League franchise Perth Scorchers. Langer was appointed the interim Australia coach following Darren Lehmann’s  health issues and will visit West Indies along with the players for the upcoming tour. During this stint of his, Langer, alongside coaching the national cricket team of Australia, will be eager to sign some quality cricketers for Perth Scorchers. Langer is a coach of the Scorchers and reportedly, and his favourite for the signing seems to be Carlos Brathwaite, who is already having words with Hobart Hurricanes. READ: Justin Langer in no rush to be Australia’s next national coach

Talking to cricket.com.au, Langer said, “I’ve got my Scorchers cap on every day of the week looking for the right people to bring across whether it’s domestically or internationally. So no doubt I’ll have a look at a few of (the West Indies) players to see whether they fit the bill.”

“We made contact with him (Carlos Brathwaite) before the World Cup, so (we’re) disappointed that he put himself up in lights actually. The ball is in his court now. We’re waiting for him to come back with further discussions. You need these internationals to come in and really embrace what Big Bash is about without the ego … from what I’ve heard about Carlos, he’s the perfect Big Bash model player,” Hurricanes general manager Michael Roberts.

Brathwaite expressed his excitement of playing in Australia. “Well hopefully, that’s (playing in Australia) also a dream. Once the franchises are interested and once Test cricket or international cricket allows then I’m available. David Hussey has been speaking to me since we played together at the (CPL team, Antigua) Hawksbills. I don’t think it’s ever quite materialised but congrats to him as well with Melbourne (Stars) and the job he’s been doing with them, but whatever opportunities arise, I’m available.”