Australia head coach Justin Langer is against the thought of fielding two separate nationwide groups in two totally different elements of the world for a Take a look at and Twenty20 collection to be held on the identical time subsequent yr.
Australia is scheduled to play 5 T20s in New Zealand from February 22 to March 7. On the identical time, they’re slated to tour South Africa for 3 Take a look at matches, which is able to type a part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Take a look at Championship.
“The chairman (Earl Eddings) is aware of this, the CEO (Nick Hockley) is aware of this actually clearly – my private opinion is I do not prefer it in any respect,” Langer mentioned on SEN radio.
“I do not ever need to have two Australian groups in a single place, that is my private opinion. On this yr, with what’s occurring with COVID, I perceive there’s complexities to it.
“We’re one nation, aren’t we? We’re not two international locations. And we’re one sport,” he added.
Earlier this yr, England, too, needed to discipline two groups — one for an ODI collection towards Eire, which was performed in between the Take a look at collection’ towards West
Indies and Pakistan respectively, to recuperate from the losses sustained on account of non-commencement of matches in the course of the COVID-19 pressured lockdown the world over.
Langer mentioned the transfer will tamper with the standard of the gamers competing within the home first-class competitors.
“The opposite factor is in case you have two Australian cricket groups, which means if we take 18 gamers to New Zealand and 18 gamers to South Africa, that is 36 gamers out of the again finish of the Sheffield Defend competitors, and that is earlier than any accidents that may inevitably occur,” Langer mentioned.
“So you are taking all of your finest gamers out of the again half of the Defend competitors, which we have all the time mentioned is the most effective home competitors on this planet.
“In order that they’re the type of issues that fear me with this, however it is a actually unusual season. We have seen it in AFL, we have seen it in NRL, however I definitely would by no means wish to see it being a everlasting fixture,” he added.