Langer is acclaimed for his leash of duals with Shoaib Akhtar. They both accept abundant account for anniversary added as able-bodied as fear. Langer already said he has nightmares because of arrow bouncers and acceptable breadth deliveries, Shoaib answered that he has nightmares of Langer's aboveboard cuts, awning drives, pulls and hooks.
During a bout in Peshawar in 1998, Langer and Mark Taylor had a massive partnership. Shoaib was bowling at an acute clip on a batsman's paradise. In that bout Langer played a aboveboard drive off Akhtar's bowling that went for four amid abysmal point and abysmal astern point. Shoaib ante this attempt as the best achievement played by a batsman adjoin his bowling.
Makhaya Ntini and Curtly Ambrose are amid the actual few bowlers who accept been able to use their clip and accurateness to burden Langer. In his 100th test, Langer was hit by a adverse bouncer from Ntini (South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day). He underwent scans in hospital and suffered concussion, but was austere of austere injury. He was afresh hit with the aboriginal brawl of Australia's innings on the additional day, at Johannesburg, and was helped from the field, actualization unsteady. Despite the accident of actuality dead if hit on the arch again, Langer bedlam up to bat if it was appropriate of him. Captain Ricky Ponting wrote in his diary, that because of Langer's ambition of defying medical advice, he would accept had to acknowledge the run hunt and cost the bout to anticipate Langer from adverse the bowling. Brett Lee denticulate the acceptable runs afore he was needed, however.
Justin Langer's best notable aperture batting accomplice was Matthew Hayden. The aperture brace represented Australia in added than 100 Analysis innings. The brace fabricated 5654 runs while batting calm in partnerships, with an boilerplate of 51 runs per partnership; alone Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes of the West Indies accept denticulate added Analysis runs as a partnership, with 6482