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Langer upbeat despite winless cricket tour

By AAP Newswire

Australia coach Justin Langer maintains there are some positives to take from his side's winless cricket tour of England.

A 28-run defeat in the one-off T20 international at Edgbaston came on the back of a 5-0 ODI series loss to a rampant home side, who have become a formidable white ball outfit with bat and ball.

With several players unavailable due to suspension and injury, an inexperienced Australia were ruthlessly put to the sword.

But Langer said he hoped the squad would have learned many lessons from the old enemy just 11 months before the World Cup.

"There's light at the end of the tunnel, there's no doubt about that," Langer said.

"There's been some great learning and some real positives that have come from this trip.

"On the surface it looks like a complete disaster but but we have talked about a team for the World Cup and the Ashes and I think we have unlocked a few answers.

"But it hurts when you get beaten particularly in England."

Australia have struggled against England spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid throughout the tour with the pair taking four wickets between them in Birmingham, in addition to the 24 they snared in the ODI series.

Langer conceded it is a problem that has to be addressed and said that will only come from confronting quality spin head on.

"We've talked about this for so long in Australian cricket, we've won in India once in 45 years, and to be fair., Moeen and Rashid have bowled very well," he said.

"We're very aware that we have to get better at it. Playing spin in Australia is so different to other places in the world.

"We've got to make sure we give our young guys as much experience of it.

"We go to India for an Australia A tour in a month's time. The only way to get better at it is to actually do it.

"We're very aware of it we are not shying away from it.

"I have great respect for the England team and their spinners. They are showing our young guys what you have to do to be successful at international cricket and I can't believe I am even saying that."