IND v AUS 2019: Justin Langer hails Australia's efforts, says performance has made selection a headache for World Cup 2019

Australia's next ODI campaign is against Pakistan before World Cup 2019.

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Australia cricket head coach Justin Langer lavished praise on his troops following their history-making limited-overs campaign in India, saying the current One Day International squad has made it too hard to make significant changes in their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.

In the just concluded white-ball series, Australians has made the incredible turnaround in India, as they won both T20I and ODI series against the formidable Virat Kohli-led Team India and it was a great achievement for the Kangaroos ahead of the World Cup 2019.

Following their 3-2 ODI series win against the world's second-ranked India on their own home turf, Langer is hopeful of another masterclass, as Australia are now eyeing to replicate the same in the coming the five-match ODI series against Pakistan in the UAE starting next week.

Langer told media, “It's really hard to change winning combinations. We've got a few selection headaches coming up obviously, but if we keep winning, the guys will be putting their best foot forward. I've said throughout if we keep winning, selection usually looks after itself. It's been one of our philosophies.”

Meanwhile, the head coach also concerned with his players, as the players are putting individual efforts to make it to Australia’s World Cup squad, adding: “It's a real danger time in Australian cricket for a lot of individuals because of World Cup selection.”

Langer signed off by saying, “The trap is – and it's really normal for humans to be thinking about getting picked – if you put the emphasis on yourself, you tend to put too much pressure on, and you don't go well and we (the team) don't go well. That's why I've been so pleased with this group of players, it's been about 'we' – we've talked about 'we'. We talk about what 'we're doing', not just what 'I'm doing', and that's really important.”

(With Cricket Australia Network Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 14 Mar, 2019

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