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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

'When he gets going, he scores hundreds': Coach Justin Langer defends opener Aaron Finch

The 32-year-old batsman has failed to make full use of the opportunity provided at the top of the order, resulting in questions over his ability to deliver the goods in a crucial series against India. 

Jan 16, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

Ashton Turner called up as Mitchell Marsh cover for first India ODI

 Australia have called in uncapped batsman Ashton Turner into the squad as cover for Mitchell Marsh for the opening ODI against India on Saturday at the SCG. 

Jan 10, 2019, 17:56 PM IST

Cheteshwar Pujara's concentration better than Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid : Justin Langer

 India won the four-match Test series 2-1 against Australia, with Pujara fetching the Man of the Series award with a total of 521 runs, including three hundreds. 

Jan 10, 2019, 17:51 PM IST

Veteran Peter Siddle back in Australian squad after 8 years, to play in ODI series against India

The hosts were ranked amongst the worst performers in the death overs last year with Siddle entrusted the responsibility of rectifying the trend ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup in June.

Jan 09, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara difference between India and Australia: Aussie coach

"At this stage, the difference in the series is Pujara and Kohli, if we're frank," says Justin Langer.

Dec 31, 2018, 11:22 AM IST

Close bond off the field makes our bowling attack an unstoppable force: Australian pacers

However, coach Justin Langer believes that the unit has so far failed to fire at the level which it is capable of in the Test series against India.

Dec 24, 2018, 21:06 PM IST

There is 'a bit of Aussie humour' in Tim Paine-Virat Kohli's verbal exchanges: Justin Langer

The war of words between Tim Paine and Virat Kohli was a throwback to the heydays of Australian cricket for coach Justin Langer, who saw in it "a bit of Aussie humour".

Dec 24, 2018, 13:53 PM IST

Justin Langer hints at Steve Smith, David Warner's potential return against Pakistan

Smith and Warner were handed year-long bans by Cricket Australia from international cricket and  Australia's domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash League for their role in ball-tampering scaldal in South Africa.

Dec 24, 2018, 12:44 PM IST

After war of words in Perth, Tim Paine lauds Virat Kohli

The pair had heated exchanges during the second Test at Perth Stadium, prompting the umpire to intervene. Australia won that game by 146 runs to level the four-match series at 1-1.

Dec 24, 2018, 11:07 AM IST