Australian coach Justin Langer who is currently with the squad in Adelaide in self-isolation has said that he is in favor of his players taking breaks in between cricket amid quarantines and bio-bubbles around them. Players of the Australian national team are in with the possibility of not being able to see their families for over 150 days in the upcoming summer. This is where Langer feels that the rules need to be a little relaxed with the players being allowed to meet the players.
“One of the most important things in this Australian cricket team is we care for our people. If anyone gets to that point, well we talk to them all the time. We keep on top of it. We are all very very respectful of the present climate with guys being away from home, guys living in this hub life, and we are looking at ways to manage that “ said Langer on Monday to the Australian media.
Meanwhile, Langer’s concern about the players comes after England pacer Jofra Archer spoke about the tediousness of staying in the bubble for a long time. The England pacer said that the game becomes mentally challenging just before he joined his IPL franchise in the UAE.
Justin Langer To Keep a Tab on Aussie Players in IPL 2020
Justin Langer also said that the presence of a few Australian coaches in the IPL will help him keep a tab of his players.
“We are also lucky; we keep in touch with the players but also with Ricky Ponting and Simon Katich, Andrew McDonald of course our senior assistant coach, there are a number of Australian coaches over there who we stay in touch with. We’ll keep a close eye on the guys but again that’s no surprise “ said Justin Langer.
A total of 21 Australian players will be a part of IPL 2020 for the various franchisees.