Justin Langer under pressure to change coaching style after end-of-season review | Cricket News

SYDNEY: Australian head coach Justin Langer needs to change his coaching style if he is to continue in his role, a season-end review of Down Under cricket has warned.
According to a sources-based report in the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, the 50-year-old received “strong and direct” feedback – from 40 players and support staff – on his coaching style in the context of the regular team. end of season reviews.
Earlier this year, after understaffed India came back from behind to beat Australia 2-1 in their own lair, some players expressed unhappiness with Langer’s management style due to his intensity and of his mood swings.
Langer was appointed head coach for a four-year contract in 2018 after Darren Lehmann resigned following the tampering scandal.
The players have also expressed their displeasure with team manager Gavin Dovey.
Langer’s response to comments throughout the year will decide whether he will receive a new contract.
“This is effectively identical to the process undertaken before the last World Cup and the 2019 Ashes where the team put in a strong performance,” CA national team boss Ben Oliver said in a statement to the publication.
“This is part of our continued commitment to improvement on and off the pitch and we anticipate it will have a similar advantage in preparing the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup and the Ashes at home,” he said. -he adds.
The report says leadership consultant Tim Ford, who oversaw Steve Smith and David Warner’s reinstatement into the team two years ago after the ball tampering bans, also conducted a second review process.
“Ford interviewed players near the end of the season at home, their responses being anonymous.”
“… in an in-depth review, which checked the well-being of the players at the end of a difficult season, he asked for their opinion on the values ​​of the team and what needed to be updated since they went through the process with him two years ago. ”
He will deliver the findings of the report to team leaders Tim Paine, Pat Cummins and Aaron Finch next week.
“Langer will also receive comments on the Ford report although the comments were not as harsh as the player criticisms at the end of the season,” the media report said.
Assistant coach Andrew McDonald received good reviews from players, saying he was more accessible.
“Contrary to dressing room reports during the Australian summer, players spoke with praise in public about the team’s vibe and environment under McDonald’s, which test team members had gravitated towards due to in its most accessible way. ”

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