Justin Langer
Justin Langer. Credit: Getty Images

Ahead of Australia’s first outing in the new year, the head coach of Austalia Justin Langer came up with a kind gesture by handing his training cap to an 80-year old fan. Cricket Australia on Wednesday shared a touching moment between Langer and an elderly fan in a wheelchair at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Cricket Australia said that Dean is a victim of the bushfires that have been raging across the Australian state of New South Wales since Monday and has claimed seven lives and destroyed 200 homes. Bill thanked Justin Langer for his gesture and said he probably added a few more years to his life.

Justin Langer
Justin Langer. Credit: Getty Images

Australia to lock horns with New Zealand:

Australia is all set to lock horns with New Zealand in the third and final Test of the ongoing three-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney.  Justin Langer later revealed that he wasn’t doing much but was trying to put smiles on the faces of the Australians, leading the team in the right direction in the new season.

“Like many Australians, Bill Dean’s been doing it tough lately. His home town of Lithgow has been struck by bushfires, and his son-in-law’s house was nearly lost.”

Australia defeated New Zealand in the first and second Tests comfortably to clinch the series. The hosts will be looking to start 2020 on a winning note with a third victory in a row and inflict a whitewash over the Kiwis. All the players in the team are raring to go to start the new year on a positive note. The likes of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, and Steve Smith are in excellent nick to start the season with good tallies to their names.

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On the other hand, New Zealand are facing tough times, with key players being ruled out of the Test match. After Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult will miss the series while Kane Williamson is in doubt for the final Test in Sydney.


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