Justin Langer will be Australia’s next coach


Sydney:- AUSTRALIA has reportedly chosen its new coach following the explosive fallout to March’s ball tampering controversy which saw beloved coach Darren Lehmann resign.

Former Aussie opening batsman Justin Langer is set to take the reins, according to the West Australian.

The 105-Test legend, who was always a fan favourite to take on the country’s top job, reportedly won the race against former teammates Ricky Ponting and Jason Gillespie, who were also high on the list of potential suitors.

Langer, who has enjoyed a mountain of success at the helm of the Perth Scorchers in Australia’s Big Bash League, will reportedly be officially announced as Lehmann’s successor at a Cricket Australia board meeting this Friday.

It is still unclear if Langer will be taking on the head coaching role for Australia in all three formats as Lehmann did.

Justin Langer and Cameron Bancroft.

Calls for a complete overhaul of Australia’s team culture following the Cape Town ball tampering mess ran like wildfire following Lehmann’s teary resignation.

The former Aussie batsman, who coached Australia to a historic Ashes whitewash in 2013/14, was set to resign in the following year.

Cricket Australia released a statement soon after Langer’s face hit the headlines, claiming it hadn’t yet made a decision.

“The process to be undertaken for the appointment of a new Australian men’s head coach will be discussed and agreed at the CA board meeting this Friday,” the statement read.

“No appointment has been made, and nor will any candidate be put to the board for ratification on Friday. We expect to have a clearer understanding of the apporach and appointment timelines following this meeting.”

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