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No brainer, says Justin Langer on Steve Smith missing 3rd Ashes Test

Smith was hit twice on day four of the second Ashes Test match -- first on the elbow and then on the neck during bowling by England pacer Jofra Archer.

Aug 21, 2019, 13:10 PM IST

Australia's focus on winning Tests, not hitting helmets: Justin Langer

Archer produced a sustained period of aggressive fast bowling in both of Australia`s innings in the drawn second Test at Lord`s, felling both Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne.

Aug 21, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

What Steve Smith told Justin Langer after blow to neck

Smith was on his way to a third consecutive century in the series when he got hit.

Aug 18, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

Justin Langer backs David Warner to fire in 2nd Ashes Test

Warner, who returned to the Test side after serving his one-year ban for involvement in the Sandpaper Gate fiasco, scored a total of 10 runs in the Edgbaston Test which Australia won by 251 runs to take a 1-0 lead in Ashes series. 

Aug 13, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

Ashes: Australia coach Justin Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord's

The wicket is expected to turn which means that Australia may have to bench a few high profile names once again.

Aug 12, 2019, 18:59 PM IST

Steve Smith is the best batsman in the world along with Virat Kohli: Justin Langer

Smith scored 144 and 142 runs in the Test match, becoming only the fifth Australian to register centuries in both innings of Ashes Test.

Aug 06, 2019, 17:25 PM IST

200 days to go until India face Australia in ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's T20 World Cup 2020 is approaching fast, with just 200 days to go until the opening match of the showpiece event between Australia and India at Sydney Showground Stadium on February 21, 2020. 

Aug 05, 2019, 11:52 AM IST

Australian coach Justin Langer confirms Khawaja and Pattinson for Ashes Opener

Selectors face several crunch decisions ahead of the first Test at Edgbaston starting Thursday, with Langer consigning Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle to a three-way duel for the third specialist fast bowling spot.

Jul 31, 2019, 12:08 PM IST

Australian Test skipper Tim Paine lauds Steve Smith for his consistency

Smith is currently ranked at the number four position in the ICC Test batsmen rankings, and he holds the highest ranking for any Australia batter, despite having played his last Test in 2018.

Jul 22, 2019, 11:16 AM IST

Australia's Steve Smith, David Warner ready for hostile crowds at World Cup: Coach Justin Langer

The pair have returned from year-long bans following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa and are expected to play vital roles in Australia`s title defence although they will not be in leadership positions. 

May 19, 2019, 16:33 PM IST

Australia coach Justin Langer compares Steve Smith to Sachin Tendulkar

"Last week in Brisbane, Smith batted beautifully, he played an unbelievable shot off Nathan Coulter-Nile there - it was like watching Sachin bat," said Langer.

May 19, 2019, 15:01 PM IST

Australia coach Justin Langer names England 'red hot favourite' for Cricket World Cup 2019

There is always good rivalry between Australia and England and it's going to be nice for us to see how we're at against the best team in the world, Justin Langer said.

May 19, 2019, 13:09 PM IST

Steve Smith, David Warner will need to learn 'humility': Australian coach Justin Langer

Former captain Smith and Warner were selected in Australia`s World Cup squad last month after their ball-tampering bans expired but they will play under skipper Aaron Finch and a new leadership group.

May 03, 2019, 13:55 PM IST

Justin Langer backs Shaun Marsh to push his case for World Cup spot

Australia are slated to play five-match ODI series against Pakistan from March 22 before they will begin their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1. 

Mar 16, 2019, 21:39 PM IST

Justin Langer shuts down Glenn Maxwell promotion talk, backs Aaron Finch

Langer wants Maxwell to continue as a finisher at number seven and backed captain Aaron Finch to retain his place in the lineup.

Mar 01, 2019, 13:14 PM IST

Steve Smith returns to training for first time after elbow surgery

Smith and former vice-captain David Warner, who were handed year-long bans for their involvement in a massive ball-tampering scandal, are eligible for selection again from March 29.

Mar 01, 2019, 10:04 AM IST

Former skipper Ricky Ponting named Australia's assistant coach for World Cup

Ponting's appointment is the second major shakeup in Australia's backroom staff in as many days, with bowling coach David Saker resigning "effective immediately" on Thursday. 

Feb 08, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

After criticising performance vs India, Australian bowling coach David Saker resigns

While Australia completed a dominant 2-0 Test series win over Sri Lanka earlier this week, the team`s bowlers have been under fire during a disappointing home summer.

Feb 07, 2019, 10:12 AM IST

Australia to manage return of Steve Smith, David Warner

The prospective return of Steve Smith and David Warner has been complicated by elbow injuries, with the former Australian skipper's more serious problem requiring major surgery and likely to sideline him right up to the expiration of his ban.

Feb 06, 2019, 10:06 AM IST

'Batting’s separate to leading out on the field': Aaron Finch refuses to let lean form affect captaincy

Finch was dropped from the Test side after scoring 97 runs in three clashes against India at an average of 16.16 during the four-match series. 

Jan 16, 2019, 11:41 AM IST