i agree with your comments on leadership 110%, and langer could well be trying to micromanage behind the scene as against his batting staff but that's sort of all mere speculation no?Something obviously isn't working in the coaching setup at international level right now. It might even be that Langer is getting too much into batting coaching. Certainly we have had a number of form batsmen who came into the international setup and then failed hard.
Certainly though the coach is responsible for the overall performance of the side and right now the performance of the Australian test side has been well below the standards it should be at given the quality of the players.
Leadership is a force multiplier, and in Australia's case the multiplier is less than one. We're getting less out of the team than the sum of the players.
i think the bigger problem with the failings of the india series were with the ball not the bat - (and these too fall at the feet of the leadership group). you look at the batting lineup we trotted out in the india series - an out of form joe burns, a warner coming back from injury who clearly wasn't fit, debutant pucovski who got injured after one game, debutant green, matty wade, travis head... really aside from smith and marnus you had no batsmen in there who you can consider absolutely solidified test quality guys. don't get me wrong, the scores weren't good enough, but it wasn't like we were getting deuced for 250 rolling out the 01-07 era lineup where you could've filled a second xi with guys who'd ton up against touring india.