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Sport Langer labels Aussie cricketers 'spoilt brats'

14:20  13 june  2018
14:20  13 june  2018 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

Langer: Ball-tampering destroyed me

  Langer: Ball-tampering destroyed me Justin Langer speaks of his devastation at Australia's involvement in ball-tampering, and the culture change he aims to instil as head coach.In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports Cricket - which you can watch in full by clicking on the video at the top of the page - Langer and newly-appointed captain Tim Paine talk candidly about their roles in overseeing a culture change in the Australian team.

The former Test batsman and new Australian men's cricket coach says we've all made mistakes as he leaves the door open for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to return to the fold after the ball-tampering scandal.

Sport. Australian Associated Press. Langer admits Maxwell's form is a concern. Coach Justin Langer says Glenn Maxwell's lack of runs is a concern going into the ODI series with England, but believes a big score is not far away.

Newly appointed Australian cricket coach Justin Langer has spoken of the culture of the national side prior to his appointment, saying Darren Lehmann’s side carried on like “spoilt brats”.

Langer spoke in length about Australia’s reputation on the international stage in an interview with former England captain Nasser Hussain on Sky Sports.

The Australian coach said historically Australia was well known for its tenacity and skill on the pitch but in the last few years, the narrative had changed.

Langer says sledging will stay a part of Aussie game

  Langer says sledging will stay a part of Aussie game Langer says sledging will stay a part of Aussie gameLanger established the new standard with the analogy of playing Uno against his daughter.

But does that qualify Kohli to be a spoilt brat ? Or, was it for the first time that Australian players have aired their envy for the adulation and perks, including monetary, that Kohli, or any successful Indian cricketer receives off the field.

Biggest cricketer of all time if all the aussie players faced of he would win. A tremendous striker of the ball, very strong and formed a sensational partnership with Justin Langer so a very good cricketer . He is very good player of cricket history of all time.

“Once upon a time, the opposition didn’t like us because we played really good, hard cricket — we were very skilful and we won a lot of games.

“It’s easy to dislike the opposition if they’re good, but there have been too many whispers in the last 12 months or so about the abuse on the field, or dare I say, the side playing like spoilt brats.”

Justin Langer wearing a hat © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Langer said he was shocked to see how things unfolded in South Africa with the ball tampering scandal which saw Steve Smith, David Warner and Camerono Bancroft suspended.

“When that moment happened, as a past player and lover of Australia, I nearly died. And when I saw it was Cameron Bancroft, my heart nearly came out of my chest, I couldn’t believe it.”

During Langer’s years in the Australian cricket team, the Aussies were also seen as a side with plenty of mongrel. Guys like Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds did push the boundaries in order to get an advantage but were always kept in check by captain Steve Waugh.

Langer admits Maxwell's form is a concern

  Langer admits Maxwell's form is a concern Coach Justin Langer says Glenn Maxwell's lack of runs is a concern going into the ODI series with England, but believes a big score is not far away.Maxwell failed again with the bat against Middlesex on Saturday in Australia's comfortable 101-run warm-up win at Lord's, scoring just three.

Come the limited-overs tour of England and Australia cricketers (June 13-27) will have new motivation to bring about a positive change in their behaviour that has often been a subject of criticism. READ | Australian way is the way forward, believes Justin Langer .

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The current Australian coach believes the major difference between the two sides comes down to delegating authority.

I think Steve Smith maybe just wasn’t strong enough in his leadership. But, he loves the game of cricket — he practices harder than anyone I’ve ever met — and he is a very, very nice young lad. There’s no doubt about that.

David Warner holding a glass of wine © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd

“Matty Hayden played really hard cricket, Andrew Symonds at times played really hard, Steve Waugh. He didn’t have to say much, he’d just have to look at you and you’d be nervous.”

Despite the negative headlines surrounding Australia’s approach to the game over recent years, Langer confirmed sledging will still be part of the way his side plays the game. The Australia coach said there’s a difference between banter and abuse.

"It depends how you define sledging. In Australia, it’s almost a term of endearment," said Langer. "If I play cards with my 12-year-old daughter Gracie, then we sledge each other, or call it banter or call it chat, whatever you want. I’ll play golf with my Mum and Dad and go, “nice sledge, nice sledge!” But we don’t abuse each other, there is no room for abuse anywhere. I don’t think it is a trait anyone would be proud of, abusing someone.”

Langer speechless after ridiculous run

  Langer speechless after ridiculous run Australia's horror showing in the third One Day International against England could be summed up by one play that prompted these reactions. Meanwhile, Justin Langer, in his first full series as Australian coach, could not bare to watch the nightmare that had developed.The Sky Sports commentary team of Nasser Hussain and Kumar Sangakkara were just as dumbfounded by the shocking attempt at a second run as Langer was."Surely that's a ridiculous run," Hussain said."Stoinis is looking at Maxwell as if Maxwell called it, but he's short there. He's way short.

Australian cricketers are " spoilt and mollycoddled", feel ex-players, who want former captain Mark Taylor to chair a crisis summit to find a way out of the slump that has engulfed the national team. Aussie media slam 'worst ever' team.

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Australia will take on England to kick off their ODI series at the Oval on Wednesday night.

Both sides will shake hands before proceedings get underway, after Australian captain Tim Paine set a precedent in the fourth Test against South Africa in the wake of the ball-tampering incident.

a close up of a fence: Australian cricket captain Tim Paine believes the Aussies can topple England in their first outing since the ball-tampering scandal © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Australian cricket captain Tim Paine believes the Aussies can topple England in their first outing since the ball-tampering scandal

Ponting: Langer will stay calm .
Ricky Ponting has backed new Australia head coach Justin Langer not to panic following defeat to England in his first game in charge. Australia were bowled out for just 214 in the first one-day international against England at the Oval as they slipped to a three-wicket defeat.Ponting - who is combining his commentary work with Sky Sports with a role as an assistant coach for Australia during the series - says Langer will not panic despite the poor showing from his team, particularly his batsmen."He'll be very calm, direct I guess but very calm," Ponting said of his colleague and former team-mate.

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