Border backs Langer for success

2018-05-03 18:21
Justin Langer (Getty)

Cape Town - New Australia head coach Justin Langer has received a ringing endorsement from Aussie cricket legend Allan Border.

Border was Langer’s first Test skipper when his career was starting out and believes that his approach to coaching will bring success to the team.

Langer’s great strength, according to Border, is his ‘holistic’ approach to coaching that nurtures talent and personal development.

Border told “It’s a holistic approach with Justin – he develops the cricketer and the person.

“That’ll be good for the team.

“He’s also a hard-nosed, very competitive fella.

“Western Australia Cricket has flourished under his stewardship and he’s earned his stripes through some very successful years there.

“Through his own playing career, he’s got a good insight into what it takes – he wasn’t the most naturally gifted player but he got everything out of his talent.

“He’ll also bring work ethic to the table.”

Langer will begin his new role on May 22 and will remain in charge for a four year term. 

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