Clarke predicts Langer will bow out if Australia win Ashes | Cricket News

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SYDNEY: Former skipper Michael Clarke feels Justin Langer will step down as head coach if Australia add an Ashes victory to their latest T20 World Cup title.
Langer, who was appointed as Australia’s chief coach within the aftermath of the notorious 2018 ball-tampering scandal, helped ship the nation’s maiden T20 World Cup title on Sunday.
“He wished Australia to be one of the best staff on the earth. He wished us to play a model of cricket that he is happy with, and we have simply gained the World Cup,” Clarke was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald.
“If we are able to win the Ashes as properly, he is achieved all the pieces that he is come right here for and understanding Lang (Langer) he will not coach for the fallacious causes,” he added.
The previous Check opener’s job had been beneath the scanner since Australia’s disappointing loss to India in Checks earlier this 12 months however he was backed by Cricket Australia (CA) chief government officer Nick Hockley.
There have been additionally experiences of a rift within the Australian dressing room between the gamers and Langer.
“I hope — not only for the gamers, however for him — that we are able to proceed this type, win the Ashes sequence after which give him the choice to do no matter he desires to do,” Clarke mentioned.
“If he thinks his job is completed, then I feel he’ll stroll away, and I would like to see him stroll away on his personal phrases,” he added.
The 50-year-old, who had guided Australia to an Ashes triumph in 2019 within the UK, is contracted till mid-2022.
Clarke additionally lavished reward on T20 World Cup Participant of the Event David Warner, saying that the opener will “little question” be assured of carrying his sensational kind into the Ashes.
“He was good all through the event and had the braveness to nonetheless play his pure recreation. Yeah, I’ve obtained little question that he would stroll into these Check sequence now stuffed with confidence,” he mentioned.
“It is wonderful what runs do for a batter. It is so essential and the one method actually to get your confidence again is to attain runs.”
Australia will tackle arch-rivals England within the Ashes, beginning in Brisbane on December 8.

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