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5 best Australian silly point / short leg fielders of all time

S Samaddar
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Modified 21 Jan 2018, 23:32 IST
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#3 Justin Langer

Justin Langer is hit by the ball

He was one of Australia's top batsmen in the first half of the last decade and Justin Langer will go down in history as one of the greatest openers who has ever played for the country.

However, the man who has a 1st-degree black belt in the martial art Zen Do Kai is also one of the greats as far as fielding at short-leg goes and remains one of the greatest short-leg fielders to have ever played for Australia.

He not only had the ability to react quickly and more importantly, those reflexes allowed him to get out of the way of hard hit shots at the last moment.

That extra split second that he got helped Langer make up his mind whether a catch could be taken and it is not a surprise that he pulled of plenty of stunning catches throughout the course of his career.

There is absolutely no doubt that Langer is not only among the greatest short-leg fielders from Australia but among the best across overall. 

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Published 21 Jan 2018, 23:32 IST
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