Wade in the dark over Langer-Hobart link

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Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade says it won't be known whether the coaching style of Justin Langer has changed until the former Test great lands another top gig.

Langer is in the running to become the next Hobart Hurricanes coach after his good friend Ricky Ponting was appointed as the BBL franchise's head of strategy.

Wade is the captain of the Hurricanes, but says he hasn't been told any details about the search for the next coach.

Langer's time as coach of Australia came to a messy end in February when player power forced him out.

Senior players had become tired of Langer's intense approach, with this playing a key role in Cricket Australia's decision to push him out the door.

Langer quit after being offered a six-month contract extension from CA, despite having just guided the country to glory in the T20 World Cup and Ashes.

Wade, who is in Sri Lanka with the Australian T20 squad, was reluctant to go into depth when asked about the prospect of Langer coaching the Hurricanes.

"That (his style was too intense) was the feedback JL got when he was with the Aussie team," Wade said.

"Whether or not that coaching style has changed or will change ... when he jumps back into coaching, the proof will be in the pudding.

"It's hard to comment on what might happen or the coaching style Justin might bring to whatever team he coaches next.

"In terms of the (next Hurricanes) coach, I've got no idea of who is on the short list."

Wade will be back in action on Saturday in Australia's third and final T20 clash with Sri Lanka.

Australia lead the series 2-0, and Wade is keen for a series whitewash.

October's T20 World Cup in Australia looms as Wade's swan song, with the impressive Josh Inglis waiting in the wings to take over the gloves.

Wade says Inglis is "no doubt" Australia's next T20 wicketkeeper, but he doesn't want to hand over the baton just yet.

"There's always players coming up trying to take your position," Wade said.

"But I'd like to think over the past 12 months that I've been there or there abouts as an integral part of the T20 team.

"My performances probably speak for themselves.

"I feel like my keeping over the last two years has been as good as it has ever been.

"I feel comfortable in the role at the moment. That can change quickly, obviously. But I'd like to think I've got a few credits in the bank at this stage."

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