August 18, 2022

Justin Langer is reportedly able to swap the cricket discipline for the commentary field, with the previous Australia batsman set to hitch Channel Seven this summer season.

In accordance with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, the 51-year-old will be a part of former teammates Ricky Ponting, Simon Katich and Damien Fleming within the Seven commentary field.

His new function may even see him rub shoulders with fellow Australia greats Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh and Mike Hussey, who’re at the moment a part of Fox Cricket’s commentary group.

Former Australia coach Justin Langer is about to swap the cricket discipline for the commentary field

Seven is at the moment embroiled in a authorized battle with Cricket Australia over its proper charges, however will cowl Australia’s Take a look at sequence towards the West Indies and Pakistan this summer season in addition to the ladies’s sequence towards Pakistan and the Massive Bash League.

Langer coached Australia T20 World Cup glory and to a 4-0 drubbing of England within the Ashes, solely to resign lower than a month after Australia had retained the urn. 

The previous Australian opener left his function in February after he was not supplied the long-term deal he wished, with Cricket Australia providing a contract to maintain in cost solely till the top of the 2022 T20 World Cup.

His place had been topic of debate because the summer season of 2021, when Australia misplaced a Take a look at sequence at house towards India and experiences of discontent together with his strategies started to floor. 

Comply with his acrimonious exit from the function he’d held since 2018, Langer was emerged as a possible candidate to exchange Chris Silverwood as England coach, after the latter was sacked following the 4-0 thrashing within the Ashes. 

Langer, nevertheless, was reportedly neglected as a consequence of issues over his teaching model and the need from England’s newly-appointed director of cricket Rob Key to separate white and pink ball duties.

Key ultimately picked Brendon McCullum because the Take a look at coach, whereas former Australian girls’s group coach Matthew Mott was appointed as white ball coach.  

NewsCorp reported in March that Langer had been approached to educate the Hobart Hurricanes within the Massive Bash League shortly after Ponting was appointed as head of technique for the membership.

The 51-year-old resigned from his role as Australia's head coach in February

The 51-year-old resigned from his function as Australia’s head coach in February 

Some of Australia's players were reportedly growing unhappy with Langer's 'intensity'

A few of Australia’s gamers have been reportedly rising sad with Langer’s ‘depth’ 

The Hurricanes appointed Jeff Vaughan as a substitute and whereas Ponting revealed that Langer was excited by a return to teaching, he famous his former teammate could produce other alternatives on the desk.  

‘He wish to get again concerned once more,’ Ponting informed The Age.  

‘However as issues progressed and issues received slightly bit nearer, I feel he’s had another alternatives and thrilling issues perhaps come throughout his desk that he thinks he would possibly be capable of get pleasure from slightly bit extra by the course of the summer season.

“I’m positive you’ll discover out about a few of these issues over the subsequent little time frame.’

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