Langer steps up to the plate
Justin Langer was heckled constantly about his size by the Barmy Army during his playing days, with the English fans serenading him with “Hi, ho, hi, ho” from the seven dwarfs. Now the Australian batting coach, Langer gets another reminder when he does throw-downs at training. Before he helped Shane Watson fine-tune for Thursday’s first Ashes Test he had to place a step at the non-striker’s end to ensure his release point was up at the height of a normal bowler.
Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo