Langer prepares Australia for West Indies pace test

West Indies boast an impressive pace attack at the World CupMore

West Indies boast an impressive pace attack at the World CupMore

Justin Langer has hailed the West Indies' "Calypso cricket", admitting they were his heroes when he was growing up as he prepares Australia to face their current battery of fast bowlers.

The salute came out three times on Thursday - once after taking an extraordinary catch on the boundary - during West Indies' group game against Australia at Trent Bridge. He also plays Twenty20 cricket for West Indies, but hasn't played a test match since 2014. South Africa will be the same. Have to adapt our game plan and adapt pretty quickly.

"Obviously a very unsafe team the way they bat and aggressive bowling, but they've got weaknesses as well and we're playing pretty good cricket". No, I'm not surprised how it looks, but I think you have to understand that in conditions like this you're going to go for boundaries, so the key to bowling I think is to make sure that they're hitting your best ball.

And when they defeated England four years later in another Lord's final to retain their title, the West Indies did so with the original "fearsome foursome" of Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Colin Croft and Joel Garner.

Chris Gayle started off World Cup 2019 with a fluent fifty.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh, a two-time World Cup victor, has been impressed by what he has seen from the West Indies so far.

But Kohli said: "It is a bit of an advantage in terms of understanding how the games have gone, what the conditions have to offer, what the overcast conditions bring into play".

"With him on the team they seemed to grow a leg". It took them less than 22 overs to bowl out Pakistan and less than 14 overs to chase down the paltry total of 106.

The two-time champions opened their campaign at the tournament in England and Wales by skittling out Pakistan for just 105 at Trent Bridge as their quicks made good use of the bouncer.

Cottrell had figures of 2-11 from his first four overs against Australia, who were reduced to 79-5 at one stage on a tough morning.