Perth Scorchers may have failed to win a single game at last year's Champions League Twenty20 but the Justin Langer-coached side is hoping to set the record straight this year by winning the tournament.
Former Australian cricketer Justin Langer, who is the coach of domestic side Western Australia (WA), has said that it is crucial for the Ashes winners` bowling attack to stay healthy if they want to regain their No.1 Test mantle.
Former Australian cricketer Justin Langer, who is the coach of domestic side Western Australia (WA), has backed his side`s player Mitchell Johnson in his bid to return to the national Test side during the winter Ashes.
Australian coach Darren Lehmann has reportedly sought the advice of some of the country`s top cricket `brains` to discuss ways of improving the team`s weakened batting skills before the return Ashes series against England.
Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer was today effusive in his praise for "star-studded" Mumbai Indians and said the presence of match-winners proved to be the difference between the two teams in the Champions League Twenty20 match here.
It`s no secret that Australian cricketers over the years have respected Sachin Tendulkar more than anyone of his peers but when Perth Scorchers take on Mumbai Indians in a Champions League T20 match tomorrow, coach Justin Langer would like one of his bowlers do an "Eric Hollies" to the Indian legend.
Having been an integral part of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting`s formidable Australian sides, former opener Justin Langer knows a thing or two about what ails the country`s young cricketers right now and according to him, not playing English county is one of the prime reasons.
Big Bash team Perth Scorchers`s coach Justin Langer has said that the team will not know how to cope with Indian conditions until it `tastes the sugar` by playing in the Champions League , and that the players were looking forward to it.
Former Test opener Justin Langer has urged Australian selectors not to lose faith in Ed Cowan just yet, and claimed that the left-hander has the potential to play an important role in Australia`s bid to win back the Ashes this summer.
Former Australian opener Justin Langer has come out in support of discarded left-arm fast-bowler Mitchell Johnson, saying his international cricket career is far from over, following Johnson not making it for the Ashes tour in England.
The Australians may have been dismal so far in the ongoing Test series against India but former batsman Justin Langer feels the selectors should keep faith in the players and avoid a "chopping and changing" policy.