(Reuters) - Factbox on former Australia batsman Justin Langer, who was named as head coach of the national team on Thursday.
*Born: Nov. 21, 1970, Perth, Western Australia
*Made test debut for Australia against West Indies in 1993 at Adelaide, scoring 20 and 54.
*He played 105 tests for Australia, scoring 7,696 runs at an average of 45.27, with 23 centuries and 30 half-centuries. His last test was against England at Sydney in 2007.
*He made his Ashes debut in 1998 against England and went on to score 1658 runs in 21 tests against the opposition, with five centuries and five fifties
*His career best 250 also came against England in Melbourne during the 2002-03 Ashes series.
*Langer hit five centuries and finished with 1481 runs in 14 tests in 2004, more than any other batsman during the calendar year.
*He formed a prolific opening partnership for Australia with Matthew Hayden, scoring 5,655 runs together over 113 innings.
*He was one of the five Wisden cricketers of the year in 2001.
*Langer was appointed as assistant coach of Australian team under boss Tim Nielsen in 2009.
*Langer took charge of Western Australia and domestic Twenty20 outfit Perth Scorchers in 2012.
*Scorchers became the most successful team in Big Bash League history under Langer, winning the tournament three times and coming runners up twice.
*He got his first taste of life as national team’s coach in 2016 when he took charge on a temporary basis when Darren Lehmann was preparing for Ashes and the overseas matches later that year.
Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ian Ransom