Popular Australian cricket player: Justine Lee Langer
Justin Lee Langer is an ex left-handed batsman of the Australian team who represented his country in 105 Test matches on International level. He is recognized for his strong and successful partnership with Mathew Hayden at the time. He also occasionally performed the role of a wicket keeper for One day matches owing to his strong built as a fielder.
Langer had a remarkable strike rate i.e. 54.22 which exceeded the achievement of the most notable stroke-makers like Mark Waugh and Damien Martyn. He is also known to have own the title of being the highest run-scorer for the Pura Cup and Sheffield Shield matches that he participated in for Western Australia. In 2009, Langer played a match against Worcestershire wherein he made a landmark strike of the highest score in the history of first-class cricket by an Australian player. He was a strong-willed cricketer whose determined demeanor was a highlight. With 394 runs at an average of 43.77, Langer was the leading scorer in the team.
Langer appeared in 105 test matches. In test matches, he scored 7696 runs at an average of 45.27. His test cricket runs included 23 hundreds and 30 fifties for Australian cricket team. His highest score of test cricket has been 250 which speaks a lot about his temperament for test cricket and ability to build huge innings. Langer is known for building winning and long partnerships with Matthew Hayden by scoring 5654 together at various match winning performances.
Langer was a difficult batsman to get out even for bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar, Ntini and Ambrose who were only abl to pressurize him with their bouncers.
In total, he was part of only eight ODIs at a superb strike rate of 88.88! He won himself quite a lot of International Awards as Man of the Match – a proof of his strong and unrivalled profile. He is still remembered for his aggressive and full of power playing stature.