Justin Langer

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Cricket Player
Date of Birth November 21, 1970
Place of Birth Australia
Age 49 years old
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Justin Langer

Justin Lee Langer is an Australian cricket coach and former cricketer. He is the current coach of the Australian national men's cricket team, having been appointed to the role in May 2018 following a ball tampering scandal under the previous head coach, Darren Lehmann. A left-handed batsman, Langer is best known for his partnership with Matthew Hayden as Australia's test opening batsmen during the early and mid-2000s, considered one of the most successful ever. Representing Western Australia domestically, Langer played English county cricket for Middlesex and Somerset, and holds the record for the most runs scored at first-class level by an Australian. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Langer excelled at cricket from an early age, representing Western Australia at under-age level, as well as the Australian under-19 cricket team. He also won a scholarship to the Australian Cricket Academy at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1990.

Full name: Justin Lee Langer
Born: November 21, 1970, Perth, Western Australia
Nickname: "Alfie", (after ex-rugby league player Allan Langer) "JL"
Height: 1.78 m
Batting style: Left-handed
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Role: Batsman

About Justin Langer

Storied player who made 105 tests for Australia between 1993 and 2007.

Before Fame

He was an exceptional youth player, and starred on Australia's U-19 team before accepting a scholarship to the Australian Cricket Academy.


He played domestically for Western Australia, Middlesex, and Somerset, before retiring in 2009 to take up coaching.

Family Life

He married his high school girlfriend, Sue Langer, and has four daughters with her.


He is well remembered for his opening batsmen partnership with Matthew Hayden in the 2000s, which many consider Australia's greatest ever.

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