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    "Could You Be Loved" - good article on WI cricket and cricketing stereotypes


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    I don't mind the article and I think it got the sentiment right. All it made me think, though, is that its broader abstractions would really be interesting if explored in a lot more detail. Interesting that Jarrod Kimber jumped into the comments too.

    Certainly the treatment of the WI play in general has been absolutely shameful. Regardless what you think of the 'without brains' angle, the WI teams showed up any criticism of them as one-dimensional with their play in the final alone. And that Brathwaite hit four similar balls into different parts of the ground tells you a lot about how tactical his hitting was. Brainless it most certainly was not.

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    Good piece, and there are certainly racial stereotypes added to the coverage of the West Indies. The piece falls down when Chris Gayle is mentioned in the same breathe as Graham Gooch (feels disingenuous in the extreme that the author trumps the feats of the Windies fast bowlers then ignores one of the players who most succeeded against them). Gayle has become overrated as a Test player the more he hasn't played it. He is a decent opener, nothing more.

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    The presence of a couple of non-brainless players in a team of 15 is not an automatic refutation of the broader accusation, tbh.
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    It's surely more than a couple tho? Of the XI that played in the final, I don't think it's controversial to say that at least half of them are smart, strategic cricketers in T20.



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