Cricket Part II


#8272

Channel 7 is the eternal old boys club.


#8273

They should bring back Happy Hammond.


#8274

Tickets booked to spend Christmas back in Oz this year. Boxing Day Test here I come!


#8275

#8276

Goodbye, Warney and Clarke then!

Now just to bring in Flemo and Punter if available.


#8277

Please no Fleming. The guy is about as funny as a fart in a spacesuit. I’d rather listen to Scott Morrison try and be funny than him.


#8278

“The Corridor of Apprension”


#8279

Two commentators I do like, although both are on the radio, are Simon Katich and Dirk Nannes.


#8280

Me too. I like the ABC ‘special comments’ team. Chris Rogers is another oneI like listening to.


#8281

I think Rogers has a gig as a coach at one of the institutes.


#8282

The Kat is good at anything he does. Would have loved him him to put his hand up for the coaching gig


#8283

Katich is probably the best cricket commentator going around

Nannes is pretty damn good too


#8284

Another brilliant knock from Renshaw overnight - 112 off 99 balls in Somerset’s 216 all out. Yorkshire bowled out for 96 in reply. He must have been batting on a different pitch!


#8285

Woooo!!


#8286

There has most definitely been a shift in the way he is playing the game now and it seems to be working for him. It’s been a gloomy month for the game in this country but this guy is something to be excited about.


#8287

Very doubtful. I hear that FS are heavily into trying to get Warne with 7 chasing them to try and get him first.


#8288

I was working off the reported disagreements between Warne and Gilly.


#8289

Getting dropped from the national side might have been just the foot up the ■■■■ he needed.


#8290

Warnie is a very good and knowledgable commentator when he is not surrounded by aussies. They all speak so highly of him when he commentates in the English summer, but put him here with Taylor and Clarke and he turns into a moronic bogan.

Keep him focused on the cricket and he will be good to listen to


#8291

Langer names the new coach. How good are his assistants… ?

Cricket Australia has confirmed Western Australia coach and former Test batsman Justin Langer as the new man in charge of the Australian men’s team, replacing Darren Lehmann.

Lehmann left the team after the ball-tampering scandal which overshadowed the end of Australia’s tour of South Africa and led to the banning of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

Speculation about his replacement has centred around Langer, and Cricket Australia made it official with a release this morning.

“We are thrilled to appoint Justin as head coach of the Australian men’s cricket team,” Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said in the statement.

"Whilst Darren Lehmann was not due to complete his term until next year, we have had a succession plan in place for this role for some time.

"In addition to professional development opportunities, this plan has included several coaches stepping into the head role to relieve Darren at times, and to also provide support roles, including Justin, and forms part of our long running succession planning process.

"The plan has allowed us to consider several worthy candidates, but Justin was the clear standout, particularly based on his recent coaching and player development achievements.

“We firmly believe Justin is the right person to lead this team and have huge confidence in what he will bring to the role.”

Langer has been the coach of the Western Warriors and the Perth Scorchers Big Bash League sides since 2012.

His successes include three Big Bash titles with the Scorchers, and two domestic one-day titles with the Warriors.

The Western Australian native has been involved with the Australian national team previously in a coaching capacity, spending three years as an assistant coach and stepping in as an interim head coach twice — for an ODI series in the West Indies in 2016, and for a T20 series against Sri Lanka last year.

Langer played 105 Tests and eight one-day internationals for Australia, scoring more than 7,500 runs as a Test opener.