Justin Langer      

Full name Justin Lee Langer

Born November 21, 1970, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 44 years 37 days

Major teams Australia, Middlesex, Rajasthan Royals, Somerset, Western Australia

Nickname JL, Alfie

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Third slip

Height 1.78 m

Relation Uncle - RS Langer

Justin Lee Langer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 105 182 12 7696 250 45.27 14192 54.22 23 30 912 40 73 0
ODIs 8 7 2 160 36 32.00 180 88.88 0 0 13 4 2 1
First-class 360 622 57 28382 342 50.23 86 110 322 0
List A 239 226 22 7875 146 38.60 14 53 113 2
Twenty20 41 38 2 1015 97 28.19 744 136.42 0 5 126 22 9 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 105 1 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
ODIs 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 360 386 210 5 2/17 42.00 3.26 77.2 0 0
List A 239 193 215 7 3/51 3/51 30.71 6.68 27.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 41 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 23-26, 1993 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 2-5, 2007 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Sharjah, Apr 14, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, May 25, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1991/92
Last First-class Somerset v Worcestershire at Taunton, Sep 16-19, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1992/93
Last List A Somerset v Durham at Taunton, Sep 27, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Gloucestershire at Taunton, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New South Wales v Somerset at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 18, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Somerset v NSW Hyderabad (Deccan) 18 Oct 2009 T20
12 Somerset v Eagles Hyderabad (Deccan) 16 Oct 2009 T20
15 Somerset v Trinidad & T Bangalore 12 Oct 2009 T20
15 Somerset v Chargers Hyderabad (Deccan) 10 Oct 2009 T20
13 Somerset v Durham Taunton 27 Sep 2009 LA
46, 64 Somerset v Worcs Taunton 16 Sep 2009 FC
45 Somerset v Worcs Worcester 14 Sep 2009 LA
16 Somerset v Essex Taunton 8 Sep 2009 LA
12 Somerset v Durham Chester-le-Street 1 Sep 2009 FC
0, 32 Somerset v Hampshire Southampton 27 Aug 2009 FC
Profile

Justin Langer was perhaps the first Test opener in history to average in the mid-forties yet always be scrabbling for his spot in the side. Or at least that's the perception: in a land of dashers and crashers Langer was seen as a grafter, a battler, only ever a couple of failures away from oblivion. The reality was somewhat different. Yesteryear's ugly duckling turned into a stroke-playing swan, racking up more Test hundreds than those national treasures Doug Walters, Ian Chappell, Mark Waugh and Bill Lawry, and scoring an eye-popping 1481 runs in 2004. Always an effective cutter and driver, he indulged in unseemly crossbat hoicks from the first over. Together with his bludgeoning comrade Matthew Hayden, he screwed up textbooks and record-books alike, making Greenidge and Haynes look like strokeless stonewallers. It was a miraculous reinvention.

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Nov 14, 2012

Newly appointed Western Australia Warriors coach Justin Langer at the WACA, Perth, November 14, 2012

New Western Australia Warriors coach Justin Langer at the WACA

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Oct 4, 2012

George Bailey and Justin Langer during practice, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 4, 2012

George Bailey and Justin Langer during practice

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Jan 15, 2012

It pours for David Warner in a jubilant Australia dressing room, Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day, January 15, 2012

It pours for David Warner in a jubilant Australia dressing room

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2001

Member of the Order of Australia, Jun 2008

Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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