Justin Lee Langer

Australia Justin Lee Langer

Plays for Australia
Age 46 years 336 days
Born November 21, 1970, Perth, Western Australia
Batting Style Left-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
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.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Australia Middlesex Rajasthan Royals
Somerset Western Australia

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 53 14 2 113 38.60 146 7875 22 226 239
firstClass 110 86 0 322 50.23 342 28382 57 622 360
ODIs 0 0 1 2 4 13 32.00 36 160 2 7 8
tests 30 23 0 73 40 912 45.27 250 7696 12 182 105

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 6.68 30.71 3/51 3/51 7 215 193 239
firstClass 0 0 3.26 42.00 2/17 5 210 386 360
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - 8
tests 0 0 0 3.00 - - - 0 3 6 1 105
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