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Justin Langer calls on Coulter-Nile to ‘inflict psychological scars’ on England

• Fast bowler to captain inexperienced Western Australia XI against tourists
• ‘If he bowls fast and gets wickets, he has the early psychological advantage’

Few cricketers have worn the Baggy Green with greater pride than Justin Langer, and in his role as the Western Australia coach the former Australia opener has called on his fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile to “inflict a few early psychological scars” on England in the opening tour match at the Waca this weekend.

Thanks to his fragile frame, Coulter-Nile has not played successive first-class matches since 2015 so it was decided the two-day game against England for a WA XI was better than a Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales. This despite the brawny quick opening the season with a man of the match showing as Tasmania were bowled out for 63.

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