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Simon O’Donnell ominous warning for Australian cricket, Justin Langer, Andrew McDonald, Pat Cummins, video

The fallout from Australia’s disastrous T20 World Cup defence has continued, with Simon O’Donnell foreseeing “trouble” on the horizon for Andrew McDonald’s side.

McDonald, the former Australian all-rounder, was promoted as national men’s head coach after Justin Langer resigned in the face of a player push in February. It came after months of tensions with players and management over Langer’s intense demeanour, which included crunch meetings ahead of their successful T20 World Cup where the former opener was backed to lead the team through until the end of the Ashes.

Australia’s 4-0 triumph, which saw fairytale stories including Pat Cummins’ extraordinary start as captain, Travis Head’s explosive return, Scott Boland’s selection and Usman Khawaja’s twin centuries amid another COVID-19 withdrawal, saw calls for Langer to be given a lengthy contract…

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