Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann has urged the current coach Justin Langer to leave out on a high. The Aussie coach contract’s is coming to an end in March. Langer did not enjoy a great start in 2021 as a half-depleted Indian side went on to create history. There were speculations about micro-management and other issues that the players had a problem with Langer. All of it seems to have been resolved and Australia ended 2021 on a high as they not only won the 2021 T-20 World Cup but took an unassailable lead of 3 – 0 in the ongoing Ashes.
There are speculations that Langer wants his coaching role to be extended whereas the likes of Nick Hockley, Pat Cummins, and David Warner are a bit inclined towards Trevor Bayliss as the new coach of Australian Cricket. Reports from English journalists alleged on Wednesday that Trevor Bayliss is the potential candidate for replacing Justin Langer. Bayliss led England to 2015 50 over the world cup.
According to Lehmann, Langer could coach in one format and leave the spot vacant in other formats. “Knowing Justin, he won’t want to step aside. But he should or he will burn out.” Lehmann told Foxsports.com.au. Lehmann was the previous coach of Australia under whom the team won 2015 50 over the world cup. The 2018 sandpaper scandal in Capetown made Lehmann to retire from the coaching position.
Langer’s contract will come to an end after Australia’s tour of Pakistan in March 2022 and Pat Cummins and Nick Hockley have not commented anything about the future of Langer as Australian coach. Cricket Pundits during the ongoing Ashes backed Langer as the coach has now got an impressive resume with T20 World Cup and Ashes win for Australia.
“Justin’s done a great job. I think he’s really embraced the conversations that were had over the winter and he’s really evolved and leaned into that.” said Lehmann.