Skip to content
en-gb GO TO bet365 Sports
  1. Cricket

Australian Cricket: Cummins says Aussies love Langer

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins says the players "absolutely love" Justin Langer as question marks remain over whether he will hold on to his position of coach once the Ashes series is over.

The future of Langer remains in doubt despite him helping Australia win the recent T20 World Cup and the Ashes series against England and a decision has yet to be made.

Cummins support

There had been plenty of talk of unrest behind the scenes after Australia lost the Test series to India last summer, with some reports claiming the players did not like Langer's coaching methods.

It did lead to a number of meetings involving all parties and Langer has adapted his style but there is still talk of a shake-up with the coaching.

Related Australian Cricket news

Aussies up for Pakistan tour

Starc open to IPL return

Pucovski sets sights on Pakistan tour

Pucovski reveals frustration

Cricket Australia will make a decision after the Ashes are done but as far as Cummings is concerned he would like Langer to stay involved.

"That’s above my pay grade. We’ll wait and see, it’d be nice to have clarity for everyone," Cummins said when asked about Langer staying on. "But he’s been doing a fantastic job, we absolutely love JL.

"He’s been really great through the World Cup and the Ashes. Honestly, it’s not been a talking point at all within the camp.

"The plan has always been to chat about it after the Ashes, so the powers that be, I’m sure, will chat at some stage. But he’s been fantastic for us and the boys love having him around."

Waugh support

Former Aussie batsman and team-mate of Langer, Steve Waugh, is in no doubt Langer should stay on after guiding them through some tough times since the sandpaper scandal.

"Position in doubt? Influenced the culture and character of the team after the Cape Town debacle," Waugh posted on Instagram.

"Coached the team to a winning World Cup 20/20 and now to a commanding Ashes victory. Time to put the rumours and innuendo to rest. #respect #culture #character."

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More cricket betting news

Latest betting and odds

Latest cricket results

Looking forward to the week aheadr

Sign up - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy

New to bet365? Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets

Join Now

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.