Well, we didn’t see this coming as Justin Langer just resigned as head coach of the Australian Cricket Team, with six months left on his four-year contract with Cricket Australia. He didn’t get what he wanted to warrant a contract extension, as they’re just not on the same page, unfortunately, when it comes to this team’s future roadmap.
Justin was first onboard back in May 2018 from the team’s worst times thanks to the ball-tampering saga that got Steve Smith and Dave Warner banned for a year, it wasn’t easy for a start without the duo but they’ve at least won the Ashes on English soil later in 2019 for the first time since 2001, the T20 World Cup last year in UAE and the Ashes again here last month.
He won’t get the chance to help Australia end their long-running drought v India away, taking back 50-Over World Cup also in the same country late next year & their return to Pakistan next month since 1998, but sure he’s created a huge legacy within the dressing room that was taught during his playing days where someone will take over the baton from him.
It’s too early to say at this stage, but whoever is replacing him will need to keep that red-ball record both home and away, build on that T20 World Cup success later this year on home soil before switching over to the 50-over format next season.