Australia head coach Justin Langer excited after 2021 win t20 world cup title for the first time since the start of the tournament in 2007. Australia stamped their authority in the much-talked-about Trans-Tasman rivalry by defeating New Zealand by 8 wickets in the mega-finale. Mitchell Marsh (77*) and David Warner (53) played key roles in the historic win.
Langer admitted that it is difficult to put into words his feelings after leading his team to their maiden T20 World Cup title.
“Everybody who wins the World Cup says it’s hard to process, hard to put into words but it’s such an amazing group of people. Every coach and every captain says the same thing but we have some amazing cricketers here.
The legendary cricketer spoke of re-engaging the core of the team for the T20 World Cup after a long time.
“We haven’t got a chance to play together for the last 12 months due to different reasons. When we all got back together, it was almost like a reunion. There are so many close relationships out there, a very special moment for everyone.”
The head coach of the Australian team said that the team believed in itself despite the horrific T20 World Cup defeats against West Indies and Bangladesh. He also praised Marsh, who was also adjudged man of the match for his knock of 77 runs.
“We knew how much talent we had when we came together. There is immense talent in the team. When we were in West Indies and Bangladesh, some pieces were missing, Mitch Marsh took a piece out of them and that has been fantastic,” Langer said.
Langer further spoke about the bio-bubble life and said that the Australian players had a lot of fun both on and off the field.
“We embraced fun too. So when everyone is talking about bubbles, these guys have a lot of fun on and off the field. In this form of the game, you really want to have fun and enjoy It’s important, people have done it. I think that was an important part of the success here.”
The 50-year-old praised Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood for their consistent performances with the ball throughout the tournament.
“Zamps brings a smile to my face every time because he’s a little different and he’s a little hippie but he’s so competitive, he’s been so good in this form of the game. We see the leg-spinners have a worldwide influence and He’s doing it for Australia. Josh Hazlewood – He didn’t play the last ODI World Cup because he had some back problems. He’s been fantastic here, it’s been a great team effort,” he concluded.