JUSTIN LANGER

  • Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist all set for legends T20 match December 14, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will play alongside Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and other Australian legends in the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match on Monday. The WA Festival of Cricket, held at Aquinas College in Perth's southern suburbs, has revived the famous Lilac Hill...
  • Perth Scorchers aiming for Champions League T20 triumph September 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Perth Scorchers may have failed to win a single game at last year's Champions League Twenty20 but the Justin Langercoached side is hoping to set the record straight this year by winning the tournament. An air of confidence is brewing among the Scorchers, especially after they broke Western Australia cricket's...
  • Simon Katich retires from T20s, not to play Champions League T20 July 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Already retired from Tests and ODIs, former Australian opener Simon Katich on Saturday called time on his Twenty20 career as well, ruling himself out from the Champions League T20 in India. The 38yearold, who quit firstclass cricket in 2012, captained Perth Scorchers to KFC Twenty20 Big Bash League title earlier...
  • It was good to get Sachin Tendulkar's wicket early: Justin Langer October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer was on Wednesday effusive in his praise for "starstudded" Mumbai Indians and said the presence of matchwinners proved to be the difference between the two teams in the Champions League Twenty20 match. Riding on Rohit Sharma's blistering 51 not out and Dwayne Smith's 23ball...
  • I want my spinners to do a ''Hollies'' on Sachin Tendulkar: Langer October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: It's no secret that Australian cricketers over the years have respected Sachin Tendulkar more than anyone of his peers but when Perth Scorchers take on Mumbai Indians in a Champions League T20 match on Wednesday, coach Justin Langer would like one of his bowlers do an "Eric Hollies"...
  • Playing less county cricket is hurting Aussies, feels Justin Langer October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Having been an integral part of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting's formidable Australian sides, former opener Justin Langer knows a thing or two about what ails the country's young cricketers right now and according to him, not playing English county is one of the prime reasons. "Look I don't...
  • Langer urges selectors to back under-fire Hughes March 11, 2013

    Melbourne: The Australians may have been dismal so far in the ongoing Test series against India but former batsman Justin Langer feels the selectors should keep faith in the players and avoid a "chopping and changing" policy. Langer urged the selectors to retain opener Phil Hughes, who has been unimpressive despite...
  • Ponting is a living legend: Steve Waugh November 29, 2012

    As Ricky Ponting announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday, his former teammates hailed him as a 'living' legend' and termed his retirement as an end of an era. Steve Waugh, whose Australian record of 168 Tests will be equalled by Ponting when he plays his last Test at...
  • Justin Langer appointed Western Australia coach November 14, 2012

    Perth: Former Test opener Justin Langer will leave his position as batting coach with the national cricket team to become head coach of Western Australia. Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday that Queensland Sheffield Shieldwinning skipper Stuart Law had been appointed Australia's interim batting coach, replacing Langer for at least the...
  • Langer lauds CA selection policy February 23, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian opener Justin Langer has lauded the "perform or perish" policy adopted by national selectors, who dropped twotime World Cupwinning former captain Ricky Ponting after his poor show in the ongoing triseries against India and Sri Lanka. Langer said it was good to see that a selection culture that...
  • 'Dravid, Laxman should decide when to quit' January 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Former Australia opener Justin Langer hung his boots after his team finished a rare whitewash of England in the 200607 Ashes. His Indian contemporaries, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, are not likely to feel a similar high, in the eventuality of them calling it quits after the ongoing Test...
  • When Agarkar had his Aussie revenge December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Eight years ago to the day, on December 15, 2003, Ajit Agarkar enjoyed his greatest day of international cricket. Rahul Dravids 233 had taken India to within 33 runs of Australias firstinnings total of 556, and then it was over to Agarkar, who snapped up 6 for 41...
  • Aussies get it in writing: English cricketers 'lazy' August 9, 2009

    London: English cricketers are lazy, crave the friendship of rival players and start making excuses when things go wrong, the Daily Telegraph has reported, quoting an Australian Ashes dossier. The document, containing the thoughts of Somerset captain and former Aussie opener Justine Langer, was handed to the entire Australian squad before...