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Justin Langer

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Full Name: Justin Lee Langer
Born: November 21 1970 , Perth, Western Australia
Other teams: Somerset, Australia, Middlesex, Western Australia
Test debut: Australia v West Indies, Adelaide, Jan 23-26 1993
ODI debut: Australia v Sri Lanka, Sharjah, Apr 14 1994
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Langer combined with Matthew Hayden at the top of the Australia order to form one of the most destructive opening partnerships in Test cricket. The diminutive left-hander may be short in stature, but he more than makes up for it with a ruthless edge and determination to cement his place amongst the best in the world. By the time he retired from Test cricket in 2007 he had scored 23 centuries in 105 games, at an average in excess of 45. Langer is seen as a digger and a grafter but is also blessed with a range of attacking strokes that once saw former captain Steve Waugh label him the bes...

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