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Langer says Australia should adapt pace quickly


Australian head coach Justin Langer said that Australia should adapt to the pace bowling quickly in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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Australia led by Aaron Finch have started their World Cup campaign successfully with a comprehensive win against Afghanistan. Following that Australia are going to take on Windies on 6th June where the opponents have some strong pace attack.

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Australian head coach Justin Langer said that Australia should adapt for Pace quickly since they were focusing mainly on spin bowling in the last four months.

“We’ve probably spent four months thinking and playing against spin bowling,” he expressed on Tuesday. “We have to adapt to West Indies no doubt, who have got a number of good, fast bowlers. South Africa will be same. England will be the same. Have to adapt our game plan and adapt pretty quickly. Obviously a very dangerous team the way they bat and aggressive bowling, but they’ve got weaknesses as well and we’re playing pretty good cricket.”

The former left-handed batsman furthee talked about the history of their opponents, Windies in World Cups from time to time remembering his childhood heroes. Also he stated that the present team looks strong specially with the presence of the Universal boss Chris Gayle.

“When I was a kid it was Calypso cricket, and I think we’re seeing plenty of signs of Calypso cricket,” Langer told. “Running and bowling fast. They’re not necessarily going to be bowling the same spot every ball, but going to be exciting to watch. They all try to hit sixes most balls so Darren Bravo’s probably a little bit more unorthodox. Always exciting playing the West Indies. When I was growing up they were my heroes,” he said.

“They got a number of dangerous players,” he said. “With him (Gayle) on the team they seemed to grow a leg. They take confidence from him. Again, hopefully don’t take too much confidence on Thursday,” he further added.

 

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