- Sep 29, 2006
- AFL Club
A safe pair of hands imo. I might have liked to see CA be a bit more imaginative than that but good look to him, he's a mountain of work to do.Cricket Australia has confirmed Western Australia coach and former Test batsman Justin Langer as the new man in charge of the Australian men's team, replacing Darren Lehmann.
Lehmann left the team after the ball-tampering scandal which overshadowed the end of Australia's tour of South Africa and led to the banning of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
Speculation about his replacement has centred around Langer, and Cricket Australia made it official with a release this morning.
Langer will take over on May 22, beginning a four-year term that will take him through home and away Ashes series, a Cricket World Cup in 2019 and the ICC World Twenty20 the following year.
"I'm a little bit nervous but I'm very excited, so it's a really big day," he told ABC after the announcement.