Australia head coach Justin Langer hopes his aspect can discover a finisher like former Indian captain MS Dhoni in the close to future in the limited-overs format. Langer made this remark earlier than Australia vs New Zealand ODI sequence which is slated to start from March 13. As per Langer, this sequence provides a chance to the Australian to have a look at a batsman who might play the function of a ‘finisher’.
“We’ve been fortunate in the past with a Mike Hussey or a Michael Bevan who are masters at it. MS Dhoni is a master of it, Jos Buttler has been brilliant at it for England,” ICC quoted Langer as saying.
“What I’ve learned is everyone in the world is looking for it,” he added.
Australia failed miserably in the sequence towards South Africa the place they misplaced the sequence 3-zero and the top coach now desires his aspect to seize maintain of alternatives and cement their spots in the upcoming sequence towards New Zealand.
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“So it’s a role that’s there for someone to grab hold of. No one at this stage has absolutely secured it, have they? But there are good opportunities there for someone to do that,” stated Langer.
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke, has nonetheless, slammed the timing of Australia’s upcoming ODI sequence towards New Zealand, saying he can be stunned if anybody turns as much as the video games.
“Absolute token games of cricket,” he stated on Big Sports Breakfast. “To be sincere, I can’t consider it. I’m a cricket fan by way of and thru, however whoever has made the choice to place these three ODIs on, it’s footy season.
“Cricket season is completed. What a nice technique to end it with the ladies successful the World Cup as effectively.
“I’ll be very stunned if anyone turns as much as watch these video games.
“We’re enjoying method an excessive amount of. We don’t need to. This can solely be for cash. I’m not even certain who’s creating wealth from it. TV rights? How many individuals are tuning in?”