Justin Langer to coach Australia in Caribbean one-day series

Justin Langer
Langer retired from Test cricket in 2007 after making 105 appearances and scoring 7,696 runs

Former Australia batsman Justin Langer will take temporary charge of the one-day team for next year's triangular series in the Caribbean.

Coach Darren Lehmann will sit out matches against South Africa and West Indies from 6-26 June.

The 45-year-old will resume control for July's tour of Sri Lanka.

Ex-Australia assistant coach Langer, also 45, coaches Western Australia, and Lehmann has said he believes his former team-mate will succeed him.external-link

It is the third time Australia have appointed an acting coach during Lehmann's reign.

Steve Rixon led the one-day side in India in 2013 and current England coach Trevor Bayliss was put in charge for the Twenty20 series against South Africa last year.