Justin Langer named as new Australian men’s cricket coach, replacing Darren Lehmann

Supplied image of coach of the Perth Scorchers, Justin Langer speaking to the media in 2015.Cricket Australia has confirmed Western Australia coach and former Test batsman Justin Langer as the new man in charge of the Australian men’s team, replacing Darren Lehmann.

Lehmann left the team after the ball-tampering scandal which overshadowed the end of Australia’s tour of South Africa and led to the banning of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

Speculation about his replacement has centred around Langer, and Cricket Australia made it official with a release this morning.

Langer will take over on May 22, beginning a four-year term that will take him through home and away Ashes series, a Cricket World Cup in 2019 and the ICC World Twenty20 the following year.

via Justin Langer named as new Australian men’s cricket coach, replacing Darren Lehmann – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)