Justin Langer backs Australia to reclaim its lost legacy
Australia coach Justin Langer has said that Australia can regain their lost legacy and become the best team in the world. The team didn’t have much going for them before the 20-20 World Cup and had suffered a crushing defeat to Bangladesh in the five-match series. Also, their senior players had not played a lot of cricket before the event. Few players participated in the IPL but barring Maxwell, others didn’t have decent outings. Moreover, Australia were placed in a tough group.
However, despite all odds, the team played brilliant cricket and won four of their five games to qualify for the semifinals. “When these guys were together not that long ago they were the best T20 team in the world and some of our cricket shows we can be the best team in the world. I think England are leading the way at the moment, and we’ve got an exciting prospect, and we’re taking great lessons and confidence from this tournament on how we can continue to play T20 cricket now and moving forward,” he added.
Australia were in a must-win situation against West Indies. They had to win the match with a big margin to stay ahead of South Africa in terms of points and run rate as well. The team showed great character and won the match by 8 wickets. David Warner was the chief destroyer and played a blistering knock of 89. He was well supported by Mitchell Marsh, who scored 53.
Langar said he is proud of what the team has achieved despite multiple hurdles. “It’s a silly cliche, but you’ve got to be in it to win it. We had to win yesterday, it was a tense day, we watched the South Africa-England game last night, but we did what we could do, and I was really proud of the way the boys have done that. They’ve played brilliant cricket, despite all the challenges, and we’ve got to keep doing that,” said Langer.