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So many Tall players in West Indies?

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West Indies from past 40 years has produced so many tall cricketers that one will feel that average height their must be 6 feet , but it is not true Jamaica's average height is 5 feet 7.5  inches just 2 inches taller than India. So how come they produce so many tall cricketer with population of around 4 millions , plenty of Tall Jamaicans play other sports so how come they have supply of Giants  On the other hand most Asian teams hardly have Tall players barring exception like Mohd Irfan.

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6 minutes ago, Vilander said:

WI team are physical specimens..but only irfan lol kuch bhe.. what are Ishant,Pankaj,Yuvraj,Pathan brothers to name a few..do you think they 5'6"

I am talking about Giants 6 feet 4 and above Yes Ishant and Pankaj , Zoysa and other names come in mind , but still Asian nations have never produced Giants like West Indies did and still doing , even their non performing captain is 6 feet 5 or 6 . While in India we need to search very hard to find that .

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Their batsman haven't all been tall. Lara, Chanderpaul, Vivian Richards, Shervin Campbell, Kallicharan, Rohan Kanhai, Gus Logie, Adrian Barath......not particularly tall.

 

In the last few years, they've started bringing in these massive, tall and powerful batsmen  

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Increase in the height of Indians , as we have progressed economically as a nation and had access to good nutrition , has been seen in our cricket team too in the last few years.

 

6'6" --  Ishant ,  Pankaj Singh  

 

6'5" -- Abey Kuruvilla

 

6'4" -- Avesh Khan, Manpreet Goni,  Munaf Patel , Ventatesh Prasad ,   Ranadeb Bose,  Nilesh Kulkarni,

 

6'3" -- VRV Singh, Jaidev Unadkat,  Tinu Yohanan, 

 

Lots of 6'2" players

 

Not like the West Indies but a big improvement by our standards.

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10 hours ago, rkt.india said:

what had slavery to do with height?

 

There is a line of thought that selective coupling or arranged marriages that was done by slavers during that period on their african american captives was the reason for roboustness amoung african ameriacan community in north america. This has been discounted often, basically the scientific notion is that when babies with genetic material from tropics ( genetically have no height prohibiting genome) are placed in the temperate zones in developed world with good access to sanitation and nutrition they shall grow taller that local population eventually in terms of generations,local population might have genetic adaptation to reduce moisture loss due to bigger or longer torso.

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(joke post... nothing personal)

 

The entire Wt20 final felt like a long interracial love triangle story, especially the climax when braithwaite destroyed stokes

 

Black alpha male takes white boy's prize while the latter is content holding hands

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On 4/6/2016 at 7:26 AM, Singh bling said:
Jamaica 1.718 5' 7.75"

http://www.averageheight.co/average-male-height-by-country

 

By the above logic average height there should have been more

Obviously sportsmen are not representative of the average height of any nation, India probably has more tall people than the whole population of windies simply due to sheer number of people, but the average is always much less. 

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kya bakvaas hai. Chinese were supposed to be shortest. But now their new generation is way more taller then last one. A lot goes into fooding habbits and wealth of nation. For height, tall gene is dominant over short in gene pairing. So, over period humans are getting taller and taller.

 

PS: Most of Roman age warriors were probably no taller then our SAchin Tendulkar

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21 hours ago, Yoda-esque said:

genetic makeup is a huge contributor.read up on twitch fibers...

From what I've read, nutrition in the formative years and quality of air are bigger contributors than genetic make-up.

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On 4/6/2016 at 1:37 PM, Temujin Khaghan said:

(joke post... nothing personal)

 

The entire Wt20 final felt like a long interracial love triangle story, especially the climax when braithwaite destroyed stokes

 

Black alpha male takes white boy's prize while the latter is content holding hands

cricket_2798954g.jpg56ffca37c0bfd.jpg

 

 

:))) lol

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6 hours ago, panther said:

Obviously sportsmen are not representative of the average height of any nation, India probably has more tall people than the whole population of windies simply due to sheer number of people, but the average is always much less. 

Not fully true , BD was always short , we all know Bengali's in general are short so their team is also. And in West Indies Youngsters are opting for other sports and we all know  a tall guy is preferred in NBA , NFL etc still their team this year was full of Giants.It is not necessary that you will find a tall guy who has all talent , dedication and love that sport too .Tall guys are selected in sport if they have real advantage over short guys but in power hitting 5 feet 7 warner and Sehwag were very good

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2 hours ago, Viper said:

The one who did that so called survey is nuts..

 

People from jamaica are beasts...

Most of them are 5"10"+  

 

They are all gaints we are no where near close 

 

Just live with it..  Height and well build people defo has advantage in Cricket when it gets to hitting very useful in t20's if you are not a classic player like Virat and Kane 

If they are Giants on average then no surprise but so far I have not read single article that Jamaicans or Carribean nationals are Giants, do you have any?

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On 4/5/2016 at 10:13 PM, kosingh said:

Their batsman haven't all been tall. Lara, Chanderpaul, Vivian Richards, Shervin Campbell, Kallicharan, Rohan Kanhai, Gus Logie, Adrian Barath......not particularly tall.

 

In the last few years, they've started bringing in these massive, tall and powerful batsmen  

Lloyd was 6′ 4″.

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11 hours ago, Singh bling said:

Not fully true , BD was always short , we all know Bengali's in general are short so their team is also. And in West Indies Youngsters are opting for other sports and we all know  a tall guy is preferred in NBA , NFL etc still their team this year was full of Giants.It is not necessary that you will find a tall guy who has all talent , dedication and love that sport too .Tall guys are selected in sport if they have real advantage over short guys but in power hitting 5 feet 7 warner and Sehwag were very good

Power matters in power hitting, not height.

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4 minutes ago, MultiB48 said:

the tall guys are from barbados,jamaica has gayle ,russel ,samuels and taylor,barbados has a population of only 277k ,why cant zim produce better cricketers ,powerhitters ,fast bowlers etc,even sa doesnt seem to produce enough quality cricketers of african origin.

South African blacks are different from West Africans , We saw plenty of Blacks playing Football from Nigeria , Ghana  but Southern Africa has short , less powerful  and less Athletic 

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37 minutes ago, I.Dont.Care said:

:hysterical: Average height of Indian males is 5' 4.75" and Pakistan is 5' 6.75"

 

The whole world knows Indians got small  .....

 

 

Contrary to what they say, I guess inbreeding has some genetic advantages

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10 minutes ago, Yoda-esque said:

Much more than height, if height were the only criteria, Netherlands would be great at cricket.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk

Thanks, Mr. Obvious ! About time somebody put an end to this awkward discussion

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One theory is the ACTN 3 gene responsible for fast twitch muscles, which Caribbean origin people tend to have have more. This is one reason put forward for the incredible success of  how tiny Jamaica produces so many world class sprinters, who are usually tall, powerful and obviously fast.  

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On 4/8/2016 at 8:09 AM, I.Dont.Care said:

:hysterical: Average height of Indian males is 5' 4.75" and Pakistan is 5' 6.75"

 

The whole world knows Indians got small  .....

 

 

yet Indians not only outdo, but thrash Pakistan in every physical attribute,

be it sport (cricket Ind 11-0 Pak) or war (India 4-0 Pak)

 

Recent South Asian Games 2016 

 

India population only 5 times bigger than Pak, yet won 15 times more gold medal :lol: 

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 22px-Flag_of_India.svg.png India (IND) 188 90 30 308
2 22px-Flag_of_Sri_Lanka.svg.png Sri Lanka (SRI) 25 63 98 186
3 22px-Flag_of_Pakistan.svg.png Pakistan (PAK) 12 37 57 106
4 22px-Flag_of_Afghanistan.svg.png Afghanistan (AFG) 7 9 19 35
5 22px-Flag_of_Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh (BAN) 4 15 56 75
6 16px-Flag_of_Nepal.svg.png Nepal (NEP) 3 23 34 60
7 22px-Flag_of_Maldives.svg.png Maldives (MDV) 0 2 1 3
8 22px-Flag_of_Bhutan.svg.png Bhutan (BHU) 0 1 15 16

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On 08/04/2016 at 2:33 AM, Autonomous said:

Mohammad Aamir in 2010 when he got banned at 18 was 5"11 now after 5 years at 23 he is 6"2

 

On 08/04/2016 at 2:41 AM, Autonomous said:

Rahat Ali also has descent height 6"3, Genius Mohammad Asif was 6"4.

 

yeah man...

 

Umar gul is even taller than these guys..

 

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like he has atleast 3 inches on them...thats 6'5"

 

so gul must be 6'5"

 

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well...damn that fell flat but for this incident..gul a bit more than 5' 10" here so that puts Amir at 5" 8"...damn...

 

explains the pakistani predicament in international athletics..they think they are world beaters but get beaten once they compete at world state, because they just are not good enough...poor genetically...may be.

 

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