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Cricket news - Kept thinking, imagine if we get beaten by Sri Lanka at the Gabba - Langer
"I thought before the game, imagine we get beaten by Sri Lanka at the Gabba? That is why I have not slept much in the past week!" It is a quote that was a Long only one person in the Australian cricket: Justin. If you close your eyes, it is not difficult to imagine his gestures, if they offer the kind of insight that is rarely out of the media machine, unless it is the Australian coach in front of the microphones.
Saturday was a good day for Long and his young page, and the sending of Sri Lanka, to dig up, and a gem of a fast bowler Jhye Richardson over the three days. Yet hours before, he woke up to a magazine profile that for the most part, took the piss out of his eccentricities. Behind a keyboard, this is easy to do - we all do. Face to face, less. In more intimate environments, his serious and vulnerable words very disarmingly. A little charming, even.
Of course, nothing about what Long inherited is straightforward, not the least selection. For example, it was reported that the West Australian was overwhelmed by the searing criticism of his way after the announcement of his UAE Test squad when you delete Glenn Maxwell. To give not Sensing a similar reaction could be coming his way if the decision was made, Prodigy Pucovski Will make a debut in Brisbane, as he's an unorthodox way.
"I almost rang Pete (Lalor, The Australian newspaper's cricket correspondent) actually is," he revealed. "This is a true story; to see, as it included someone from outside the (original squad) would be of the public picking." Long continued: "you agonise more, probably, at this point of the season, about what you reported, if I completely open. Hopefully I'll get harder over the years this way, and not think about it."
It is the kind of recording that serves as a reminder that a Long, after only six months in his term. For those who desire to have a consistent read on how he be-disappointed-in tariff in the steering of this page a better place than where you are currently, you. A COP out, maybe, but it's just too early to know how this works. Just like his young players, he is also looking for a method to use in his new job work.
Where Long can be satisfied, is that the two players brought in to the XI, the from outside the original squad, the part looked like. "I was really glad we had the courage, the flexibility, and bring someone from the outside," he said of the Kurtis Patterson, who caught a beautiful delivery to 30, but they probably saw about 82 balls in the middle. "He looked like a Test batsman [with] a good rhythm. He is a good looking player, and took some great catches in the gully. He is another cricket tragic, so you like cricket tragics in the Australian cricket team."
Long and also as the other newcomer, Jhye Richardson (match figures 27-10-45-5) as a "cricket tragic", said his skill and discipline in the fold. In the space of a Test, he all but rolled himself in the ashes. But whether he is primarily a swing-specialists in England, that is far from secure. Others, such as Peter Siddle, Dan Worrall, and Trent Copeland, are likely to your chance, if you finished the domestic season.
"I hope not, I speak from the school with the other selectors, but I can not picking the ashes before the Australian tour see," Long said, noting that A delay in the naming of the formal ashes touring party to the 'a' tour, earlier in the Northern summer. "There is a good chance for the boys who are selected for Australia be really, during the world Cup, to lift his hand."
With the bat, Long was sure that Travis figures the head and Marnus Labuschagne - two players who he has supported, a strong - steady progress at the Gabba, both the announcement of the new highest point, in a partnership of 166. "Intoxicating, it hits a loose shot and it was almost like," oh snap, that's right, everything that I have talked", and then he let the ball come to him, and he looked like a really good Test players," he said. "That's the good thing about experience. You have to go through some tough times to learn it. I spoke to him, and he said, 'imagine if I got out there, caught at third man.' But he learned, and that is good for him."
For the Queenslander, Long, the belief remains that he is more than the sum of its parts, such as an international perspective. "If he had chosen, in the UAE, what the people saw, how he was going to be about you," he said. "More than just the runs, he will have a good footwork, he plays spin really well. On the Gabba wicket, he played the spin as well. He plays almost like an Indian batsman, he calls back, using his feet and his hands in any gaps that uses shot the momentum is good, is down the wicket. It was more what we were, to see how he was going to be about you, not necessarily just the he runs. Sometimes you pick the people as they go about their business and then go back on yourself that to have a good career."
Long has added to express a preference for an unchanged team for the second Test, even with Marcus Stoinis, the team in the event that a determination is made that the notoriously flat pitch in Canberra calls for an extra seam option. He did the rule of thumb is to offer, but applies to any all-rounder in Test cricket under him, justify your value: "you have selected, such as a dough, the shells, picked up a bit, or like a melon, you may have to one of the disciplines alone. This is a great challenge for all the all-rounders in the country."
A reminder of a Long the crank side was on display when answering the questions on the radio about the form of Mitch Starc An hour later, in a better mood with the press, he simply stated that he is not to be dispensed with, a bowler with 200 Test wickets in the foreseeable future. Pragmatic, loyal, volatile, sincere, curious - all in one the other day with a Long. To come six and a bit months down, six far harder. What is for sure: it will not be to ignore him.
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