Scale 'Mount India' to be considered great, new coach Langer to Aussies

Scale & Mount India & # 39; to be considered excellent, new coach Langer for Australians

Press Trust of India
News May 3, 2018, 18:14 IST


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Melbourne, May 3 (PTI) Australia's newly appointed coach, Justin Langer, said today that his team can only be considered good if he wins a series of tests in India , something he compared with the conquest of Mount Everest, made for the last time in 2004.

Langer, who replaced Darren Lehman, has a lot at his table, but for him the tour of the Indian subcontinent will be the last challenge, which will happen only in 2021.

"We have a World Cup, a T20 World Cup, a pair of Ashes (in 2019 and 2021-22) – I get nervous when I start thinking about it, there are some big tournaments ahead," Langer said. the mediators today.

"But ultimately, if I advance it, the Indian Test tour in about three or four years (2021), for me that's the most, we will judge ourselves if we are a great cricket team, if we beat to India in India, "said the former starter.

For him, being part of the team led by Adam Gilchrist who won the 2004 test series in India 2-1 was like climbing Mount Everest. Langer believes that a victory in India will be an indelible redemption for the national team with emotional scars.

"I look back on my career, the time of Mount Everest was in 2004, when we finally beat India in India, improve on playing abroad, we became a great team if we won abroad and at home , so that will be something for us to aspire. "

Langer admitted that the absence of former captain Steve Smith and his former understudy David Warner, who with rookie rookie Cameron Bancroft have been suspended for their roles in the recent ball alteration scandal, will feel like they host several teams, including India at home later this year.

"It's hard to replace their careers and their experience," Langer said when asked how he planned to cover the pair's loss, which were responsible for 37 percent of the test runs that Australia scored since 2014.

" Over the next 11 months, there is a chance that some guys will take advantage of their opportunities to even strengthen us and increase the depth.They (Smith and Warner) are the best when it comes to big tournaments.You can build the depth and then you have some great returning players, that's a very exciting time

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