Melbourne: Australia head coach Justin Langer said his side were really sloppy in failing to keep pace in Melbourne’s test against India which ultimately saw them qualify for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). Australia lost four WTC points in Game 2 of the four-game series due to a two-time overrun cut from the scheduled time.
The final will be between India and New Zealand
The Indian team, which recently beat England 3-1 in the home series, reached the final of the World Testing Championship, where they will face New Zealand in June. If Australia had not been fined for slowing down, he would have qualified for the final instead of New Zealand. Justin Langer said: “ Our manager Gavin Dowe was not with the team at the time. He went to celebrate Christmas with his family. After the game, we realized that our excessive speed had slowed down. Now that was really careless of us.
How did Australia get out?
New Zealand is just 0.3 percentage point ahead of Australia in the Test World Championship points table. Australia did not tour South Africa for the test series due to the Kovid-19 pandemic, ending their chances of qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final.
Langer was bored
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 it. I was angry about it and felt that with it we might lose the chance to play in the test world championship final. Langer said: “ I told the players later 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’s very disappointing, but it teaches a lesson that we can control things. We have to control things.