Why major Langer issue won't hamper Ashes

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Newly-minted Test skipper Pat Cummins says Australian manager Justin Langer has continued his stepped-back attack to the occupation heading into the summer's Ashes series.

Langer was confronted past summertime by reports of subordinate discontent successful his dressing room.

The concern escalated to the constituent Cricket Australia mediated a meeting with Langer and elder players Cummins, Tim Paine, and Aaron Finch, wherever it was agreed the caput manager would delegate much work to his assistants.

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The archetypal existent acerb trial for his caller attack was the Twenty20 World Cup, which Australia came from the clouds to triumph successful the UAE.

"JL has been great," Cummins told media today.

Justin Langer during an Australia Ashes squad signifier league astatine The Gabba. (Getty)

"We've had 2 weeks' quarantine and past a week present preparing. Just similar the World Cup, he's surely inactive caput coach.

"The situation helium creates, not lone for the different coaches but the players astir them, truly empowers them – (Michael) Di Venuto takes complaint of the batting, Andrew McDonald takes complaint of the bowling.

"You person truly good, wide roles for everyone successful the team. He's successful immoderate ways truly taken a measurement backmost and fto the players dictate the situation they want.

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"It worked incredibly good implicit astatine the World Cup. Hopefully it continues for this summer, he's been large truthful far."

This Ashes bid could beryllium Langer's past successful complaint of the team.

Anderson ruled out of first Test

His declaration with Cricket Australia expires mid-2022, aft a mooted circuit of Pakistan successful March and April.

But there's speculation Langer whitethorn telephone it quits aft the Ashes, peculiarly if the Aussies bushed England.

He is yet to springiness an denotation of whether helium volition proceed arsenic caput manager oregon locomotion away.

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