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Top 10 Australian no.3 batsmen of all time

First Test - Australia v Pakistan: Day 1
Langer was a No.3 during the early phase of his international career
Neelabhra Roy
Modified 24 Dec 2017, 20:38 IST
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Australia are the most successful team in world cricket with 5 World Cups, two Champions Trophies and two bouts of 16-match winning streak in Tests. The Land Down Under has produced several brilliant batsmen over the years and many of them have gone on to become all-time greats of the sport.

There have been a number of great Aussie batsmen who have batted at No.3 and have played numerous dazzling knocks. Here are the 10 best No.3 batsmen Australia have ever produced.

#10. Justin Langer

Many might be surprised to see Justin Langer on this list as he was seen opening the innings more often. However, till the early 2000s, Langer used to bat at No.3 for Australia in Tests.

Langer actually cemented his spot in the Australian cricket team while batting at No.3. In 61 innings, Langer scored 2,457 runs at an average of 41.64. These are the 7th highest runs by an Australian No.3 batsman in Tests.

Langer hit 11 fifties and 7 of his 23 Test hundreds including a double century while batting at number 3. Langer won three of his Man of the Match awards and a Man of the Series award when he batted at No.3.

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Published 24 Dec 2017, 20:38 IST
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