Melbourne: Australia’s head coach Justin Langer said that his team’s inability to maintain the momentum in the Melbourne Test against India was really negligent, which ultimately led to him not making it to the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). Get it. Australia lost four WTC points in the second match of the four-match series due to two overs being reduced from the scheduled time.
Final will be between India and New Zealand
The Indian team, who recently defeated England 3–1 in the home series, made it to the World Test Championship final, where they will take on New Zealand in June. Had Australia not been fined for slow over, he would have qualified for the final instead of New Zealand. Justin Langer said, ‘Our manager Gavin Dowe was not with the team then. He went to celebrate Christmas with his family. After the match we realized that our over speed had slowed down. Now it was really negligent from our side.
How did Australia get out?
New Zealand are just 0.3 percentage points ahead of Australia in the World Test Championship points table. Australia did not tour South Africa for the Test series due to the Kovid-19 pandemic, ending its chances of making it to the World Test Championship (WTC) final.
Langer was annoyed
Langer said, ‘I remember later we were in the team room and I talked to Penny (Captain Tim Paine) and my analyst Dane Hills about this. I was angry about this and I felt that with this we could lose the chance to play in the final of the World Test Championship. Langer said, ‘I later told the players that these two overs could cost us dearly for the World Test Championship (WTC). So we have to do better in this area and this should not happen in Sydney and Brisbane. ‘ Langer said, ‘It is very disappointing, but it gives a lesson that we can control things. We should control things.