Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise is all set to rope in former Australian head coach Justin Langer as their head coach for the next season of the tournament. The development was revealed by Cricbuzz although the official announcement is yet to be made.
The two-year contract of Andy Flower with Lucknow Super Giants concluded after the IPL 2023 and the franchise are in need of the new head coach. The franchise is in talks with Justin Langer and it is learned that several discussions between the two parties have taken place.
Justin Langer currently has no coaching commitments and is the front runner to become the LSG coach for next season. He has had great success as coach of the team as he led Australia to the T20 World Cup 2021 win and also under him Perth Scorchers to three Big Bash League titles in the first four years.
If the reports of him becoming the coach of Lucknow Super Giants emerge to be true, he will join the likes of Morne Morkel, Jonty Rhodes, and Vijay Dahiya, who are part of the coaching setup of the franchise for the next edition of the IPL.
IPL 2024: Lucknow Super Giants qualified for IPL 2023
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) qualified consecutively for the second season in the IPL as they played a sensational brand of cricket in the IPL 2023. They suffered a disappointing loss against Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator of the IPL 2023 and were eliminated. They would be hoping to go two steps ahead in the next season and win their maiden title in the league.