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Langer on the other hand had never been regarded as a remote long-term opening prospect (though I believe he had of times opened for WA) until that 2001 Test, by which time he had been an established Test player for 3 years and was, what, 31 years old?
EDIT: looking at matters it seems Atherton had a couple of years in 1988 and 1989 where he slipped down to three via either his own choice or someone else's. He even had the likes of Graham Lloyd and Mark Ramprakash pushed up to open instead of him. Up to 1987 he'd always been an opener.
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