• Justin Langer has been encouraging his gamers to search out the silver lining amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Langer additionally stated that they had been maintaining a particular verify on the gamers that had been dwelling by themselves presently.


Modified 26 Mar 2020, 12:24 IST

Justin Langer has urged his players to stay positive with no cricket being played currently
Justin Langer has urged his gamers to remain constructive with no cricket being performed presently

Australia coach, Justin Langer, has urged his gamers to stay constructive in these testing instances. The worldwide emergency state of affairs led to by the coronavirus pandemic has seen sports activities actions cancelled the world over.

Australia had been in the midst of a house ODI sequence in opposition to New Zealand when the matches needed to be cancelled. After their brief tour of New Zealand was known as off, their Take a look at tour of Bangladesh appears to be at risk of being postponed.

With all cricket being suspended nearly indefinitely in the mean time, Langer is frightened in regards to the impression that this extended isolation interval may have on his gamers. Nonetheless, he presently needs to give attention to the nationwide crew’s contracts that Cricket Australia are set to announce on April 2.

“I believe we’re sticking to the plan of the 2nd of April,” Langer stated. “Out of respect we’ll speak to the gamers who’ve been contracted this yr and who missed out on a contract.”

Whereas Glenn Maxwell’s latest struggles with psychological well being could have put issues in perspective for the Australian gamers, Langer hope they’ll use the prolonged break to spend time with household and recharge their batteries.

He says he hopes to assist his gamers discover the silver lining with the state of affairs on the earth proper now.

“I am making an attempt to encourage our gamers to search out some silver lining,” the Australian coach stated. “We recognized in South Africa numerous our gamers had been bodily and mentally exhausted. We had all winter (in England) with the World Cup and the Ashes then into our summer season… it provides them [players] a very good alternative to recharge. We’re eventualities to verify we’ll be prepared for no matter comes.”

Langer additionally spoke about how they’re maintaining a verify on the gamers that had been dwelling by themselves, citing how caring about folks is a vital a part of management.

Revealed 26 Mar 2020, 12:24 IST

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