Langer's  restlessness to regain the Cup
Langer's restlessness to regain the Cup

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Australia Coach Justin Langer Losing Sleep Over World Cup 2019 Selections

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:


Australian coach Justin Langer has been losing sleep due to the team selection which needs to be made for the World Cup.  

The dashing left-handed opening batsman is trying his level best to find the perfect 15-man squad for the showpiece event beginning from May 30 where the Aussies will be defending their title. 

Langer's selection woes increased after Australia's 3-2 win over India at their own den a couple of days back.  They came from behind after trailing 0-2 and went on to pip the Men in Blue comprehensively. 

Langer meanwhile admits that his headaches will only increase should Australia put up a splendid performance against Pakistan in UAE.  Australia's batting will be boosted by the return of Steve Smith and David Warner and their bowling line up will only get stronger once Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood make their comeback. There will be a tough competition in the spin department between Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon for consolidating their World Cup spots.

 "It's the perfect opportunity to get us all together, to talk about some of our plans for the World Cup. Keep reiterating the messages about our game-plans on the field, keep reiterating the messages about what's important for us as a group off the field. Because they go hand in hand. It's going to be really good to see them. We're all looking forward to catching up," Langer said to the media. 

He was full of praise for his players. "Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins are developing a great partnership, they are fast and good in the field, Khawaja has been a class act, he has been really fit and disciplined..I think you can pick anyone as the standout players." he added.

"All the credit goes to the players, we can only make plans but they have to go and perform in crunch situations. It will be really tough to pick the World Cup squad for selectors, this has been an unbelievable series right from when India arrived in Australia. This is an incredible win for Australian cricket. Great character and great fight shown from the players," said Langer.