Head coach Justin Langer to lead selection panel for Australia's T20I side

Langer is currently the head coach of the side.

Justin Langer (Getty)

Justin Langer, who is currently the head coach of the Australian Cricket team, will also be performing the substantial role of leading the selection panel to pick the country's T20 Internationals side from now on. Cricket Australia(CA) on Friday, July 27, announced that langer will head the selection panel for the T20I team and will be getting continuous assistance from Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell. 

Langer replaces Mark Waugh, who gave his resignation from the post in May this year. Waugh use to previously been assisted by former head coach Darren Lehmann in selecting the Twenty20 team. While, Trevor Hohns remains the chairman of selectors for the Test and One-Day International teams.

Pat Howard, CA's high-performance manager, was quoted saying about the development as, “We believe the changes to the structure of the selection process will deliver the best possible result for the Australian men’s cricket team across all formats,” 

“Having a selector focus on the T20 format for the past 18 months was viewed as a success, particularly as we now sit third in ICC rankings in this format, and we will look to continue this in a slightly modified way. “This sees Justin take on additional responsibility as both the head coach and lead selector in Twenty20 cricket, as we build towards the ICC World T20 in Australia in 2020.”

Howard also said that the state associations’ talent managers and Big Bash League coaches would also feed into the selection process. Australia's next T20I series is away against the current world number one Pakistan in October.

(Inputs from Reuters)

By Kashish Chadha - 27 Jul, 2018

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