Langer 'not edgy' about his future ahead of contract talks

Speaking on SEN Radio, Langer said he was content with the team's performance over the last four months and was not worried about the upcoming discussions on his future.

Published : Jan 19, 2022 12:18 IST , MELBOURNE

Justin Langer during an Australia net session.
Justin Langer during an Australia net session.

Justin Langer during an Australia net session.

Australia coach Justin Langer said he is proud of the team's achievements over the last two months and while his current contract is winding down, he is not anxious about his future ahead of talks with cricket board officials.

The 51-year-old's tenure looked to be on thin ice last year amid reports that his coaching style had caused dressing room discontent.

But the former Test batter has since guided Australia to its maiden Twenty20 World Cup triumph in November and oversaw its 4-0 Ashes romp against England earlier this month.

"I'm never edgy (about future)," Langer told SEN Radio.

"Whatever happens from now on, we can all be incredibly proud of this little period."


Langer said the success was down to the team's immaculate preparation before the big competitions.

"We had two missions: to win the World Cup and to win the Ashes.

"To do that in such a short period is a monumental effort, and we're all really satisfied with that, we're all really happy about that, we're all really, really proud of that.

"I sit here at the moment feeling really content with the last two series."


Cricket Australia's high-performance chief Ben Oliver has said players would be consulted before making a decision on Langer's future.

Langer's former teammate Ricky Ponting said the board should give him a new deal.

"I can't see how he's not (offered another contract)," Ponting told website.

"I know there was a bit of noise created the last couple of weeks and Cricket Australia giving no assurances to him continuing on.

"I can't see how Justin can't go on."

Australia will tour Pakistan in March, its first to the South Asian country since 1998, to play three Tests, an equal number of one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match.

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