The Langer saga where the coach in the end had to give up has clearly indicated that most of the senior players in the Australian team were not in Langer’s favor to continue as the head coach. Langer was believed to have a micro-management style that did not went well with the players. The burst was seen after the home series against India where a depleted Indian side without their regular captain, defeated a full-strength Australian side.
While many players may not have been in Langer’s support, there were certainly two people, who wanted Langer to continue. According to a report in an Australian website, Chadd Sayers, who was a former South Australian fast bowler, revealed that Alex Carey and Travis Head were very much in favour of Langer to continue.
While there were no reports that Cummins was not in favour of Langer, the newly appointed Australian test captain did not endorsed Langer in the public domain despite having multiple opportunities.
Seeing the uproar in the cricket community of the former players when Langer was made to resign, Cummins said that just he too is standing by his team-mates just like the former cricketers (Warne, Gilchrist, Mitchell Johnson) are supporting their mate (Langer).
“To all past players, I want to say this: Just as you have always stuck up for your mates, I’m sticking up for mine,” Cummins had said previously.
Even though the likes of Travis Head and Alex Carey were in favor of Langer, it is quite obvious that their power in decision-making for the team is far off from the likes of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood.
Like Australia, England too are in the search of a new coach and Adam Gilchrist believes that Langer will have a point to make if he has appointed as the England coach whereas Michael Vaughan feels that Langer’s fierce intensity could be the perfect kick to the English side that they desperately need in order to elevate their test performance.