The rigors of professional cricket can give you sleepless nights. There is a lot of pressure to do well all the times. The competition is cut-throat and you need to keep winning. Australia’s struggles in the last one year are well-documented.
They recently lost to India at home in the four-match Test series 1-2. There is a lot of pressure on Australia’s team management to ensure they win against Sri Lanka after performing poorly in recent times.
In fact, it has rubbed the Australian coach, Justin Langer the wrong way. “I kept thinking before the game, imagine if we get beaten by Sri Lanka at the Gabba,” Langer was quoted as saying by 1 News Now.
“That’s why I haven’t slept much the past week. Hopefully sleep a bit easier (now),” added Langer.
Australia started off with a big win in the first Test in Brisbane where Pat Cummins starred with the ball in hand.
He also reflected about the recent Test series loss at the hands of Indians.
“We were 1-1 after Perth. It was a real arm-wrestle wasn’t it? It’s not mental scarring. They’re young guys playing a really tough series. I think it’s an unbelievable learning experience,” said Langer.