A report in the Sydney Morning Herald said that the Australian cricketers are apparently not happy with the coach’s management style because of his intensity and mood swings.

Australia head coach Justin Langer. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coach Justin Langer and the team have come under scrutiny after the 2-1 loss to India
  • The report adds that Langer is unable to cope up with demands of being a three-format coach
  • The long duration in bio-bubbles has added to some players in the camp feeling frustrated with the coach

According to reports in the Australian media, the cricketers Down Under are unhappy with the intense “micro-management” coaching style of head coach Justin Langer.

A report in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday quoted multiple sources close to the Australian team and added that some players are apparently not happy with the coach’s management style because of his intensity and mood swings.

Added to this is the long duration in bio-bubbles that has left some of the senior players in the camp feeling frustrated.

The report went on to add that the coach is unable to cope up with demands of being a three-format coach.

Bowlers being bombarded with statistics, says report

“Dressing-room sources say that over a gruelling summer, Langer’s management style wore thin with some players, who on top of having to live in a bubble for months on end say they have become drained by his intensity and mood swings,” the Sydney Morning Herald wrote.

“some senior players are frustrated at the atmosphere in the team being brought down by the coach’s shifting emotions and what they see as too much micro-management. They say that has extended to bowlers being bombarded with statistics and instructions about where to bowl at lunch breaks including during the fourth and final Test against India at the Gabba,” the news report added.

Coach Justin Langer and the team have come under scrutiny after the 2-1 loss to India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.



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