Langer urges Oz selectors not to lose faith in Cowan

Sydney: Former Test opener Justin Langer has urged Australian selectors not to lose faith in Ed Cowan just yet, and claimed that the left-hander has the potential to play an important role in Australia`s bid to win back the Ashes this summer.

According to, Cowan faces an uphill battle to revive his Test career after being dumped during Australia`s recent 3-0 Ashes flop in England, with the 31-year-old appearing just once in the series.

However, a Test recall isn`t totally out of the question after Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes also failed to nail down a spot when given their chance, the report said.

Langer believes the unsettled nature of the batting line-up in England played a huge part in Australia`s demise and although Cowan averages just 31 over his 18 Tests, Langer suggested that the plucky opener shouldn`t be written off, the report added.

He said that Ed Cowan faced more balls than anyone else in the India series and he has been a good player in tough conditions.