Justin Langer figures managing the mental health of the cricketers would be a challenge in Summer

By Bet Barter

November 2, 2020

The former Australian opener and current coach, Justin Langer, has figured that dealing with the psychological well-being of cricketers will be his greatest duty in the forthcoming home summer.

Australian players such as David Warner, Josh Hazlewood, Steve Smith, and Pat Cummins are continuously living in a bubble since August, when they visited England for a six white-ball internationals series.

The names mentioned above and a couple of others went straight to one more bubble in the United Arab Emirates created by the BCCI for the IPL 2020 after that series.

Post the completion of the IPL 2020, the players will enter another bubble. Cricket Australia will arrange this bubble before the much-awaited home series against India. Their home series will start on November 27.

Justin Langer revealed how the cricketers reacted after knowing their schedule

Justin Langer told the reporters that when the management sat down with all the players in England and disclosed their upcoming schedule, they could see the blood drain out of the cricketers’ face.

Langer added that they are going to be truly cautious with how they deal with their cricketers this Summer. He said that while some people won’t agree with the arrangements at times, Australian people, Aussie cricketers, and staffs are a high priority for Cricket Australia to ensure they are healthy and cheerful.

England pacer Jofra Archer, playing in the ongoing IPL, accepted this week that he was counting days to be free from the bubble. He has been “trapped” in this “world” for the last few months.

Australia has included all-rounder Cameron Green in their ODI and T20I squad against India. Langer concluded by saying that the 21-year-old was hitting certainly hard on the door. However, he would have to wait for a test call-up, and before that like every other cricketer, he has to deal with the new system of the bubble.

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