Left-arm tearaway fast Mitchell Starc has thrown his full support behind Australian cricket coach Justin Langer, brushing away any doubt over the West Aussie’s future on the helm.
Criticism has come thick and fast because the group’s shock sequence loss to India at dwelling, whereas stories of a rift throughout the camp added hype to the scenario.
Starc – who is underneath hearth himself after a disappointing end to the sequence – insists the group is united and Langer’s place is not in any doubt.
“It’s actually like a household I assume. You’re on the highway collectively dwelling out of one another’s pockets for 10 months of the yr, and positively for the final time period we’ve been dwelling in bubbles collectively,” Starc stated on SEN.
“You all stay collectively, and you reside the highs and lows.
“We’ve been by means of some actually nice instances as a group, and Justin’s been the chief of that, and we’ve been by means of some tough instances.
“We’ll stick collectively and we’ll form of replicate on the place we’ve been collectively as a group.
“We’ll plan for what’s arising, and there’s just a few away excursions within the winter, after which we’ll come collectively subsequent summer season for the Ashes.”
Starc, 31, has completely little question Langer shall be on the helm for Australia’s subsequent dwelling sequence towards the arch-rivals.
The previous Perth Scorchers coach has little sport time to tune his gamers up for the sequence, with Australia’s cancelled Check tour of South Africa that means they don’t play any pink ball cricket earlier than the Ashes.
“I believe you need to preserve that group collectively and hopefully win one other Ashes sequence in Australia,” Starc stated.
“Successful one other Ashes is a pleasant little carrot for the entire group, and Justin’s clearly the coach of that.
“I believe we’re all trying ahead to subsequent summer season after we play our subsequent Check cricket.
“We’ll all come collectively and Justin will lead that, and hopefully to a different Ashes sequence win at dwelling.”