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How Justin Langer slipped up on centuries statistic

Sep 13, 2018: The Australia coach had cited players' century counts to justify Glenn Maxwell's omission from the Test squad, but ended up counting international hundreds twice

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Smith, Warner leadership failure leads to defining vice-captain's role

Sep 12, 2018: Selectors will interview the interested players for the role of vice-captain and make a decision before the first Test against Pakistan on October 7

Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia 2018

Brettig: 'Get hundreds' no simple task for unwanted Maxwell

Sep 11, 2018: Glenn Maxwell was asked to make more runs, but then passed over for others who were given the opportunity to score while he wasn't

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Justin Langer's Test team to be forged out of chaos

Sep 10, 2018: Performers on the 'A' tour of India and the Victorian duo of Siddle and Finch find themselves in the frame for Pakistan series

Daniel Brettig

Alastair Cook retires

From Chappell to McCullum: Five perfect farewells

Sep 10, 2018: As Alastair Cook marks his final Test appearance with a fairytale century, we look back on five other farewells that could hardly have followed a better script

Andrew Miller

Australia news

Ricky Ponting injured; Australia coaching role under a cloud

Sep 7, 2018: The former captain picked up a serious Achilles injury while shooting a commercial

Daniel Brettig

The briefing

Will Arjuna Ranatunga become Sri Lanka's next president?

Aug 1, 2018: There's politics, ire and Yorkshire in the July edition of the Briefing

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Australia news

Justin Langer to lead Australia's Twenty20 selection as remit broadens

Jul 27, 2018: National selector Trevor Hohns and national talent manager Greg Chappell will be more focused on Tests and ODIs

Daniel Brettig

Pakistan v Australia, T20 tri-series, Harare

Justin Langer hints that Aaron Finch could become Australia's ODI captain

Jul 8, 2018: Australia's coach has said he will have a 'close look' at various aspects of the side including leadership, and that Finch had 'put his best foot forward' with his performances in the T20 tri-series

Liam Brickhill in Harare

The briefing

How Australia made a fresh start and Shastri became a rapper

Jul 2, 2018: All the news you missed in June, and some stuff you wished you'd forgotten - it's all in the Briefing

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Australia, only T20I, Edgbaston

'It won't get tougher than this' - Justin Langer expects Australia to develop character, not scars, after England beatings

Jun 27, 2018: Australia now head to Zimbabwe for a T20I tri-series that also includes Pakistan but perhaps the most significant tour will be when Australia A and South Africa A play a tri-series in India in August

Melinda Farrell at Edgbaston

Australia news

Domestic 50-over structure needs review - Langer

Jun 27, 2018: The coach has also said Australia would need to work out whether Tim Paine, whom he called 'an outstanding young man', was the right man to captain them in ODIs

Daniel Brettig

Tim Paine should have stamped his authority, not Justin Langer's, on Australia

Jun 24, 2018: The new Australian captain needed to establish that he was the one in charge

Ian Chappell

England v Australia, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge

Shocked Langer says Australia 'can't have had a worse day'

Jun 20, 2018: He also went on to liken England's top order to Australia's all-conquering top three of Hayden, Gilchrist and Ponting

Melinda Farrell at Trent Bridge

Australia tour of England

Maxwell "close to big score" despite poor run - Langer

Jun 10, 2018: The Australia coach backed Glenn Maxwell to find form, although admitting that he faces some tough selection decisions before the first ODI

Andrew McGlashan

Australia in England 2018

'A difference between banter and abuse' - Justin Langer vows to put 'fun' back into sledging

Jun 6, 2018: Australia coach wants his team to play hard, play fair, but not give an inch during their ODI tour of England

Andrew Miller at Lord's

Australia in England 2018

'Berating and belittling' axed, says Tim Paine, as Australia's cricketers find their true selves

Jun 5, 2018: New captain says "win at all costs" posturing didn't suit the characters that currently make up the Australian team

Daniel Brettig

'I don't think Warner and Smith will be discarded'

May 30, 2018: Wade Gilbert, an authority on coaching who has worked with the All Blacks and Melbourne Storm, talks about what Cricket Australia need to do in the wake of the tampering scandal

Interview by Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Australia must live out team values - Paine

May 28, 2018: He also downplayed the spot-fixing allegations surrounding Australia's Test against India in Ranchi in 2017, calling them 'unsubstantiated'

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Justin Langer sets ground rules for Australia

May 26, 2018: Australia's new coach has a few goals for his team: No. 1 in professionalism, no. 1 in humility, and the no. 1 ranking

Daniel Brettig
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