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Justin Langer questions non-selection of Cameron Bancroft for West Indies series



Justin Langer

Former Australia coach Justin Langer has criticized Cameron Bancroft’s failure to pick Cameron Bancroft for the Test series against the West Indies when the selectors opted to replace David Warner with an experienced opener.

Justin Langer

Bancroft, the top run-scorer in the Sheffield Shield for the past two seasons, along with Victorian opener Marcus Harris, who have been signed by Cricket Australia, have emerged as Warner’s replacements. It was more likely to fill it. leave it

Steve Smith has been confirmed as the new opener by head of selectors George Bailey, who said the 34-year-old batting star is “itchy” and it could be a longer-term solution than originally thought.

I can say everything is an experience. That’s been part of the conversation with Steve, I think he wants this to be an important chapter in his career,” Bailey said.

We’re not looking too far … (but) for all intents and purposes, this is where Steve wants to be.


It’s a challenge for him, it’s something he’s motivated to do and believes he can do. For someone to achieve as much as he’s achieved … it’s an itch. is what they want to scratch. Ultimately, for us as a team, it’s something that fits. It’s selfless that someone who has had such success in the middle order is open and interested in something different. is ready.

Langer, who coached Bancroft in WA and was in charge of the national team, said the opener would be “to die for” and his numbers gave him an “irrefutable” claim to the ground.

“Disappointing Cameron Bancroft not selected for next Test against West Indies, will be devastated,” Langer wrote for The West Australian.

“The mantra of all selectors is to ask aspiring players to score, take wickets, knock on doors. Be good enough that we can’t ignore you. That was the message for Bancroft. All players. He advised took

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