Justin Langer named new head coach of Australia

Former Australian opener, Justin Langer was on May 3, 2018 named as the new head coach of Australia in all three formats of the game, replacing Darren Lehmann, who resigned after the recent ball-tampering row. Langer has been signed on for a four-year term, which is effective from May 22, 2018.

The term would oversee two Ashes series, a World Cup and a World Twenty20 tournament.The former cricketer takes over the top position at a time when Australian cricket is in midst of a crisis following the 12-month suspensions of former captain Steve Smith and former vice-captain David Warner over a ball-tampering scandal.

Key Highlights:-

• The left-handed batsman has played 105 Tests for Australia, scoring 7,696 runs including 23 centuries.
• He along with Mathew Hayden formed a formidable opening pair for Australia during one of its most successful eras.
• As a coach, he had been in charge of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers since November 2012.
• His playing career spanned almost 20 years and 360 first-class matches, scoring more than 28,000 first-class runs.

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