Australian head coach Justin Langer clarified that his team will play with full heart against India in the upcoming series. It has been widely seen that the Australian team would often get into verbal abuse and thought of doing whatever it takes to win the match. Hence, everything seems to be changed since Justin Langer became the head coach.
In the year 2018-19 when India played the series against Australia, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was occasionally seen involving in a banter with the Australian skipper Tim Paine. The Australian head coach Justin Langer is absolutely okay with banter unless and until it takes ugly turns.
“There’s plenty of room for banter, having fun and having that competitive instinct but there’s no room for abuse, anyone who’s watched what’s happened in the last couple of years (can see), we’ve talked about our behaviours on and off the field”, he told reporters on a conference call.
We loved what Virat Kohli was doing, there was a great sense of humour and a great sense of threat to it all”, he added.
Justin Langer believes that the notorious culture of his team is not the same anymore.
There has been some talks around in Australia cricket as who will play alongside David Warner as a opener. However Justin Langer hinted that Burns will continue opening with David Warner and also thinks that Will Pucovski is ready to play Test cricket and soon will get an opportunity.
” We think very, very highly of Will, he has enormous talent. When the opportunity comes, he’s ready to play Test cricket. The opportunity hopefully will come for him at some point, whether it’s this series or a series to come”, said Justin Langer.
The Test between India and Australia is set to start from December 17.