Australia head coach Justin Langer not in favour of fielding two separate teams for New Zealand, South Africa tours
Australia is scheduled to play five T20s in New Zealand from 22 February to 7 March. At the same time, they are slated to tour South Africa for three Test matches, which will form part of the inaugural 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship.
With players spending extended periods in bubbles, away from their families, Langer is acutely aware that managing mental health is as important as his players' physical wellbeing as they prepare to take on India in a Test series.
Ricky Ponting defends Aaron Finch's decision to not kneel for BLM, 'people need to educate themselves before taking stance'
Finch had said his team decided against taking a knee after raising the matter with England skipper Eoin Morgan because "education around it is more important than the protest".
"There was so much going on leading up to us getting here, maybe we should have talked more about it," Langer said.
Steve Smith, missed the first two matches of the ODI series after getting hit on the head from a throwdown by a member of the coaching staff in practice.
Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has been out of the national team for more than a year
England vs Pakistan: Justin Langer hails ‘fantastic’ Haider Ali after youngster smashes fifty on international debut
Haider, becoming the first Pakistan batsman to score a half-century in his first Twenty20 international as the tourists beat England by five runs in a last-ball thriller in Manchester on Tuesday.
England vs Australia: Justin Langer says Aussies have regained respect in international cricket after 2018 ball-tampering scandal
Langer came in as coach after that scandal — with Australia, as he put it on Wednesday, “at crisis point” — and then had to pick up his demoralized and depleted team after a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of England in an ODI series soon after.
Usman Khawaja must oust either Steve Smith or David Warner to earn recall, says Australia coach Justin Langer
Khawaja, Australia's senior batsman while Smith and Warner served one-year bans for ball-tampering from 2018-19, was left out of the squad which leaves for England on Sunday.
Australian cricketers will be involved in the series against England, three T20Is and three ODIs, then playing in the IPL in the UAE and then returning to Australia for a Test series against India.
With the advent of social networking sites, sportspersons around the world, at times, have to deal with abusive and threatening messages online and Langer believes "zero social media" is the key.
Australia are slated to tour England for limited overs series in September despite the logistical challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'I love him [Warner]. He talks it up, he is a great player by any calculations and he's been fantastic in the team over the last two years,' Justin Langer said.
Australia head coach Justin Langer says team will do well despite board's restructuring measures to cut costs
Langer said it was tough breaking the news to former England batsman Hick, who had been with the Australia team since 2016.
Current situation an 'amazing opportunity' to fix Australia's club and domestic cricket, says Justin Langer
Australia coach Justin Langer is looking at the COVID-19 pandemic as "an amazing opportunity" to fix the issues that have seeped into the country's once thriving state and club level setups.
Australia coach Justin Langer says his team's ultimate goal remains beating India in India despite reclaiming top spot in Tests
Reclaiming the top spot in Test cricket has brought smiles back on their faces but Australia coach Justin Langer says beating India in their own den remains the ultimate test and their numero uno status will be put to test when they clash with the Virat Kohli-led team.
Justin Langer recalls nearly calling it quits midway through Australia’s 2001 Ashes campaign in England
Justin Langer wanted to return home midway through Australia’s Ashes tour of England in 2001 and announce his retirement after being dropped from the side due to poor form, the current national team head coach has revealed.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Cricket Australia stares at financial crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic, say reports
Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has told staff that the governing body faces a financial crisis and would not have been able to pay its bills at the end of August without layoffs, local media reported.
Langer was appointed as the Australian coach in May 2018, following the infamous ball tampering scandal that saw skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner slapped with year long bans.
India's Test series win Down Under came due to absence of Steven Smith and David Warner, feels Waqar Younis
The legendary fast bowler, who is also the bowling coach of Pakistan team was speaking in the context of his country not being able to win even one Test match since 1995