Let’s talk about Justin Langer, the coach.
Right now, he’s presiding over an underperforming team in all formats. Losing to a second-string India on home soil was bad, but getting belted 4-1 by the West Indies and then Bangladesh was equally unimpressive.
His character and leadership style came into sharp focus last summer amid reports he had essentially lost the dressing room.
At first, the West Australian dismissed it until he had no choice but to accept the feedback from some of the country’s most senior cricketers. He was wounded.
Five months on it is abundantly clear Langer’s coaching remains an African savanna-sized elephant in an unhappy room.
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For all his loyalists – and there are enough – there are also those who are drained by his methods.
For the length of his tenure, the…