HEADLINE: West Indies are playing 'Calypso cricket' - Justin Langer

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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6/5/19, 4:51:45 PM 

West Indies are showing "plenty of signs" of the "Calypso cricket" played by their previous dominant sides, says Australia coach Justin Langer.

Both sides won their opening World Cup games - West Indies thrashing Pakistan after bowling them out for just 105 with short-pitched fast bowling, while Australia eased past Afghanistan.

"When I was a kid it was Calypso cricket," said Langer.

"And we're seeing plenty of signs of Calypso cricket."

West Indies won the first two World Cup tournaments, in 1975 and 1979, and also dominated cricket in the 1980s with a squad of superb fast bowlers and destructive batsmen.

"West Indies are running and bowling fast," said Langer.

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link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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6/5/19, 5:04:29 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

West Indies are showing "plenty of signs" of the "Calypso cricket" played by their previous dominant sides, says Australia coach Justin Langer.

That's still more acceptable than the "Brute" term used by a certain poster.

link cricketmad Joined: Mar 2, 2009
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6/5/19, 5:06:16 PM 
Tomorrow weh playing Reggae Cricket !

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 25, 2007
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6/5/19, 5:09:04 PM 
In reply to cricketmad

Not if Ganga has his way. He wants it to be Soca. That's why he thinks Lewis should replace Carlos, thereby adding a 3rd Trini to the team.

link JOJO Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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6/5/19, 5:15:18 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Look at all the excitement the Windies generating at the World Cup. You think Zimbabwe or Ireland or Scotland would have been able to generate that amount of interest? You think Afghanistan can?

Yet there was a possibility that we could have been out of the World Cup because the ICC/BCCI almost bungled it’s money grab.

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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6/5/19, 5:16:15 PM 
there is a well crafted slight in there somewhere but I don't have the mental energy to look for it...

link Real-cricket Joined: Apr 27, 2011
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6/5/19, 5:19:24 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Calypso is obsolete. Soca take over. W.I playing soca cricket

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