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Encyclopedia > West Indies cricket team
West Indies
Test status granted 1928
First Test match v England at Lord's, June 1928
Captain Chris Gayle
Coach David Moore
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking 8th (Test), 8th (ODI) [1],[2]
Test matches
- this year
429
4
Last Test match v England at County Durham, 14 June 2007
Wins/losses
- this year
149/136
0/3
As of 28 April 2006
Learie Constantine, was one of the first great West Indian players. He played Test cricket in the 1920s and 1930s. He later became active in politics, was the first High Commissioner from Trinidad and Tobago to the UK, and entered the House of Lords as Baron Constantine of Maraval and Nelson.

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History

The history of the West Indies cricket team begins in the 1890s, when the first representative sides were selected to play visiting English sides. Administered by the West Indies Cricket Board ("WICB"),[1] and known colloquially as The Windies, the West Indies cricket team represents a sporting confederation of English-speaking Caribbean countries. The history of the West Indian cricket team begins in the 1890s, when the first representative sides were selected to play visiting English sides. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ... Bowler Shaun Pollock bowls to batsman Michael Hussey. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ...


The WICB joined the sport's international ruling body, the Imperial Cricket Council, in 1926,[2] and played their first official international match, granted Test status, in 1928.[3] Although blessed with some great players in their early days as a Test nation, their successes remained sporadic until the 1960s, by which time the side had changed from a white-dominated to a black-dominated side. By the 1970s, the West Indies had a side recognised as unofficial world champions, a title they retained throughout the 1980s.[4] During these glory years, the Windies were noted for their four-man fast bowling attack, backed up by some of the best batsmen in the world. The 1980s saw them set a then-record streak of 11 consecutive Test victories in 1984 and inflict two 5–0 "blackwashes" against the old enemy of England. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, however, West Indian cricket declined, largely due to the failure of the West Indian Cricket Board to move the game from an amateur pastime to a professional sport coupled with the general economic decline in West Indian countries, and the team today is struggling to regain its past glory.[5] ICC logo // History The International Cricket Council (ICC) is the governing body for international Test match and One-day International cricket. ... A Test match in progress. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... The logo of the England Cricket Team which shows the three Lions of England below a five-pointed crown The England cricket team is a cricket team which represents England and Wales, operating under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). ...


In their early days in the 1930s, the side represented the British colonies of the West Indies Federation plus British Guiana. The current side represents the now independent states of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago, the British dependencies of Anguilla, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Maarten.[6] National teams also exist for the various different islands, which, as they are all separate countries, very much keep their local identities and support their local favourites. These national teams take part in the West Indian first-class competition, the Carib Beer Cup (earlier known as the Busta Cup, Shell Shield and various other names).[7] It is also common for other international teams to play the island teams for warm-up games before they take on the combined West Indies team. Motto To dwell together in unity Anthem God Save the Queen Capital Chaguaramas Language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General Lord Hailes Prime minister Grantley Herbert Adams¹ History  - Established January 3, 1958  - Disestablished May 31, 1962 Area  - 1960 20,253 km2 7,820 sq mi Population... British Guiana and its boundary lines, 1896 Flag of British Guiana British Guiana was the name of the British colony on the northern coast of South America, now the independent nation of Guyana. ... Location of the British Overseas Territories A British Overseas Territory is one of fourteen[1] territories which the United Kingdom considers to be under its sovereignty, but not as part of the United Kingdom itself. ... Saint Martin - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Saint Martin is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Carib Beer Cup is the current name of the first class cricket competition in the West Indies which is contested between the six teams with permanent first class status. ...


Flag

Flag of West Indian Cricket Board
Flag of West Indian Cricket Board

Most cricketing nations use their own national flags for cricketing purposes. However, as the West Indies represent a number of independent and dependent states, there is no natural choice of flag. The WICB has therefore developed an insignia showing a palm tree and cricket stumps on a small sunny island. This insignia, on a maroon background, makes up the West Indian flag. The background sometimes has a white stripe above a green stripe, which is separated by a maroon stripe, passing horizontally through the middle of the background.[8] Image File history File links West_Indies_Cricket_Board_Flag. ... Image File history File links West_Indies_Cricket_Board_Flag. ...


Stadia

George Headley's batting average of 60.83 over 22 Tests played in the 1930s to 1950s, is the third highest average of players who played at least 20 Test innings and have completed their careers. Sir Donald Bradman's 99.94 and Graeme Pollock's 60.97 are higher.

The following nine stadia have been used for at least one Test match.[9] The number of Tests played at each venue followed by the number of one-day internationals played at that venue is in brackets: Image File history File links George_Headley. ... Image File history File links George_Headley. ... Categories: Stub | West Indian cricketers | Jamaica cricketers | West Indian test cricketers | West Indian batsmen | Wisden Cricketers of the Year ... An innings, or inning, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably baseball and cricket – during which one team attempts to score while the other team attempts to prevent the first from scoring. ... Sir Donald George Bradman (August 27, 1908 - February 25, 2001) was an Australian cricket player who is universally regarded as the greatest batsman of all time, and one of Australias greatest popular heroes. ... Robert Graeme Pollock (born February 27, 1944, Durban, Natal) is one of South Africas most famous cricketers. ...

Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados (43/19)

Recognised as the 'Mecca' of West Indies cricket, Kensington Oval hosted the region's first Test match in 1930. It also played host to the first-ever Test triple century, Andy Sandham's 325. It's capacity has been increased from 15,000 to its current 28,000 for the 2007 World Cup. It hosted the World Cup final. The Kensington Oval is located to the west of the capital-city Bridgetown on the island of Barbados. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Andrew Sandham (6 July 1890 - 20 April 1982) was an English cricketer, a right-handed batsman who played 14 Test matches between 1921 and 1930. ...

Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad (54/42)

The Queen's Park Oval first hosted a Test match in 1930. It has a capacity of 25,000. Queens Park Oval, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, (West Indies) is a cricket ground that will host a number of matches in the forthcoming 2007 cricket World Cup It is privately owned by the Queens Park Cricket Club, and is currently the largest ground in the Caribbean... Port of Spain, population 49,000 (2000), is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago and the countrys second largest city by population, after San Fernando. ... Motto Together we aspire, together we achieve Anthem Forged From The Love of Liberty Capital Port of Spain Largest town Chaguanas [1] Official languages English Government Republic  -  President George Maxwell Richards  -  Prime Minister Patrick Manning Independence  -  from the United Kingdom 31 August 1962  Area  -  Total 5,128 km² (172nd) 1...

Bourda in Georgetown, Guyana (30/10)

Bourda first hosted a Test match in 1930. It is the only Test ground in South America, and the only one below sea level. It has a capacity of around 22,000. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica (41/17)

Sabina Park first hosted a Test match in 1930. The Blue Mountains, which are famed for their coffee, form the backdrop. Sabina Park played host to Garry Sobers' then world-record 365 not out. In 1998 the Test against England was abandoned here on the opening day because the pitch was too dangerous. It has a capacity of 15,000. Sabina Park is a historic cricket ground in Kingston, Jamaica in the West Indies. ... The City of Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. ... The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region of Jamaica. ...

Antigua Recreation Ground in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda (20/6)

Antigua Recreation Ground first hosted a Test in 1981. Three Test triple centuries have been scored on this ground: Chris Gayle's 317 in 2005, and Brian Lara's world record scores of 375 in 1994 and 400 not out in 2004. The historic stadium hosted its final international cricket match in June 2006, to make way for the island's new cricket stadium, being constructed 3 miles outside the capital city expected to be completed in time for its hosting of matches for Cricket World Cup 2007. Antigua Recreation Ground in St Johns, on the Island of Antigua is a Test cricket ground. ... St Johns is the capital city of the nation of Antigua and Barbuda, a country located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. ...

Arnos Vale Ground in Arnos Vale, Kingstown, St Vincent (1/16)

The Arnos Vale Ground first hosted a Test in 1997. Kingstown, St. ...

National Cricket Stadium in St George's, Grenada (1/8)

The National Cricket Stadium first hosted a Test in 2002. Queens Park is the name of a cricket stadium complex in Grenada in the Caribbean and will be a location for the 2007 cricket World Cup. ...

Beausejour Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia (2/7)

The Beausejour Stadium first hosted a Test in 2003. It has a capacity of 12,000.This was the first stadium in Caribbean to host a day-night cricket match.the match was between west indies and Zimbabwe. Beausejour Stadium is a cricket stadium located near Gros Islet, Saint Lucia. ...

Warner Park Stadium in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis (1/1)

The Warner Park Sporting Complex hosted its first one day international on May 23, 2006 and its first test match on 22 June 2006. The stadium has a permanent capacity of 8,000, with provisions for temporary stands to enable the hosting figure to past 10,000. Warner Park Sporting Complex is an athletic facility in Basseterre, St. ... Distinguish from Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Three further stadia have been used for one-day internationals,[10] but not Test matches. The number of one-day internationals played at each venue is in brackets:

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Colours

Viv Richards, who has a Test batting average of 50.23 from 121 matches, captained the West Indies from 1983-84 to 1991, a period throughout which the Windies were the best Test match side in the world.
Viv Richards, who has a Test batting average of 50.23 from 121 matches, captained the West Indies from 1983-84 to 1991, a period throughout which the Windies were the best Test match side in the world.

When playing one-day cricket, the Windies wear a maroon shirt, with grey around the sides. At present the shirt also sports the logo of the West Indian Cricket Board and the name of their sponsors, Digicel. The one-day cap is maroon with the WICB logo on the left of the front, with two yellow stripes separated by a green stripe running vertically on the right of the front. Image File history File links Vivian_richards_crop. ... Image File history File links Vivian_richards_crop. ... Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards (born St Johns, Antigua on 7 March 1952), better known by his second name, Vivian or, more popularly, simply as Viv is a former West Indian cricketer. ... This is a list of all men, boys and women who have captained the West Indian cricket team at official international level in at least one match. ...


When playing first-class cricket, in addition to their cricket whites, West Indian fielders sometimes wear a sunhat, which is maroon and has a wide brim. The WICB logo is on the middle of the front of the hat. Helmets are coloured similarly.


During World Series Cricket, colour uniforms were adopted. The initial West Indies uniform was pink. Later, the uniform was changed to maroon to match their test match caps. Grey was also added as as secondary colour. In some of their uniforms grey has been dominant over the traditional maroon. World Series Cricket (WSC) was a break away professional cricket competition staged between 1977 and 1979 and organised by Kerry Packer for his Australian television network, Channel Nine. ...


West Indian women's cricket team

The West Indian women's cricket team has a much lower profile than the men's team. They played 11 Test matches between 1975-76 and 1979, winning once, losing three times, and drawing the other games. Since then, they have only played one further Test match, a draw game against Pakistan in 2003-04.[11] They also have an infrequent record in one-day internationals. A team from Trinidad and Tobago and a team from Jamaica played in the first women's World Cup in 1973, with both sides faring poorly, finishing fifth and sixth respectively out of a field of seven.[12] The Windies united as a team to play their first ODI in 1979, but thereafter did not play until the 1993 World Cup. The side has never been one of the leading sides in the world, however, with their main success being achieving second place in the International Women's Cricket Council Trophy, a competition for the second tier of women's national cricket teams, in 2003. They finished in fifth place in the most recent World Cup, which was held in 2004-05. Their overall record in one-dayers is to have played 45, won 17, lost 27 with one no result.[13] The West Indian womens cricket team has a much smaller profile than its male equivalent. ...


Because of the women's side's relatively low profile, there are few well-known names in the game. The most notable is probably Nadine George, a wicket-keeper/batsman, who became the first, and to date only, West Indian woman to score a Test century in Karachi, Pakistan in 2003-04. George is a prominent supporter of sport in the West Indies, and in particular in her native St Lucia, and in 2005 was made an MBE by HRH The Prince of Wales for services to sport.[14] Nadine Andrea George (born 15 October 1968, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer, who has played one Test match and 31 ODIs for the West Indian womens cricket team. ... A wicket keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Karachi (Urdu: كراچى, Sindhi: ڪراچي) is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the most populated city in Pakistan. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand Cross...


Statistics and records

Test matches

Innings totals above 700

For: 790 for 3 declared against Pakistan in Kingston in 1957-58; 751 for 5 declared against England in St John's in 2003-04; 747 all out against South Africa in St John's in 2004-05
Against: 849 by England in Kingston in 1929-30; 758 for 8 declared by Australia in Kingston in 1954-55

Innings totals below 60

For: 47 against England in Kingston in 2003-04; 51 against Australia in Port of Spain in 1998-99; 53 against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 1986-87; 54 against England at Lord's in 2000
Against: 46 by England in Port of Spain in 1993-94

Triple centuries scored for the Windies

400 not out by Brian Lara against England at St John's in 2003-04; 375 by Brian Lara against England at St John's in 1993-94; 365 not out by Garry Sobers against Pakistan at Kingston in 1957-58; 317 by Chris Gayle against South Africa at St John's in 2004-05; 302 by Lawrence Rowe against England at Bridgetown in 1973-74 Brian Charles Lara (born May 2, 1969) (nicknamed, The Prince of Port-of-Spain or simply The Prince) is a record-breaking cricketer who is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all-time. ... Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers (born July 28, 1936 in Barbados), better known as Garry Sobers, was a West Indies cricket player. ... Christopher (Chris) Henry Gayle (born September 21, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Lawrence George Rowe (born January 8, 1949) in Kingston, Jamaica was a West Indian cricketer. ...

Twelve or more wickets taken for the Windies in a Test match

14 for the cost of 149 runs by Michael Holding against England at the Oval in 1976; 13 for 55 by Courtney Walsh against New Zealand in Wellington in 1994-95; 12 for 121 by Andy Roberts against India in Madras in 1974-75 Michael Anthony Holding (born February 16, 1954) was a West Indian cricketer. ... Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. ... Anderson Montgomery Everton Andy Roberts (born 29 January 1951 on the island of Antigua in the West Indies) is a former West Indian cricketer. ...


One day matches

Hat-trick

The first and only ever hat-trick performance was made by Jerome Taylor on October 19, 2006 at Mumbai in an ICC Champions Trophy league match against Australia.[15].. In sports, a hat-trick (more often rendered in North America as hat trick, without the hyphen) is associated with achieving something in a group of three. ... Jerome Everton Taylor (born June 22, 1984 in St. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... ICC Champions Trophy 2006 The ICC Champions Trophy is crickets one-day international tournament second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup. ...


twenty20 matches

The West Indies have played two twenty20 internationals, the first against New Zealand being the first tie to ever take place. The West Indies however lost on a bowl-out. A view of the Twenty20 match between England and Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl. ... Shane Bond hits the stumps during the bowl-out in New Zealand vs West Indies match in 2006 A bowl-out (sometimes termed a bowl-off) is used in various forms of one-day cricket to decide a match that would otherwise end in a tie. ...


The second match was played against England at the Brit Oval, and was the West Indies first victory in this format, by 15 runs. The famous gasometers, which are now listed buildings. ...


Current squad

Name Domestic team Playing Role Tests Runs Ave Wkts Ave Ct/St
Ramnaresh Sarwan (c) Guyanese Guyana RHB, LB (Middle-order Batsman) 67 4303 38.77 23 46.74 47
Dwayne Bravo Trinbagonian Trinidad and Tobago RHB, RMF (All-rounder) 23 1404 34.24 45 43.38 23
Shivnarine Chanderpaul Guyanese Guyana LHB, LB (Middle-order Batsman) 104 7182 46.64 8 105.63 44
Corey Collymore Barbadian Barbados RHB, RFM (Bowler) 30 197 7.88 93 32.30 6
Fidel Edwards Barbadian Barbados RHB, RF (Bowler) 27 136 4.12 72 43.01 4
Daren Ganga Trinbagonian Trinidad and Tobago RHB, OB (Opening Batsman) 45 2043 26.19 1 106.00 27
Chris Gayle Jamaican Jamaica LHB, OB (Opening Batsman) 68 4479 38.28 59 39.59 69
Sylvester Joseph Leeward Islands Leeward Islands LHB, OB (Middle-order Batsman) 5 147 14.70 N/A N/A 3
Runako Morton Leeward Islands Leeward Islands RHB, OB (Middle-order Batsman) 10 381 23.81 N/A N/A 13
Daren Powell Jamaican Jamaica RHB, RFM (Bowler) 22 216 6.55 56 43.63 1
Denesh Ramdin Trinbagonian Trinidad and Tobago RHB, W/K (Wicket-Keeper/Batsman) 19 704 24.28 N/A N/A 49/2
Ravi Rampaul Trinbagonian Trinidad and Tobago LHB, RFM (Bowler) 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Darren Sammy Image:St Lucia flag.png St Lucia RHB, RMF (All-rounder) 1 26 13.00 8 12.25 1
Devon Smith Windward Islander Windward Islands LHB, OB (Opening Batsman) 20 884 24.56 N/A N/A 17
Jerome Taylor Jamaican Jamaica RHB, RF (Bowler) 13 164 9.65 35 39.69 1

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Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Animation of a leg break. ... Corey Dalanelo Collymore (born 21 December 1977 in Boscobelle) is a Barbadian cricketer whose speciality is seam bowling. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Fidel Henderson Edwards (born 6 February 1982) in Gays, St Peter, Barbados, is a West Indian cricketer and is the half brother of Pedro Collins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Barbados. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Daren Ganga (born January 14, 1979 in Barrackpore, Trinidad and Tobago) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Off spin is a type of bowling in the sport of cricket which is bowled by an off spinner, a right-handed spin bowler who uses his or her fingers to spin the ball from a right-handed batsmans off side to the leg side (that is, towards the... Christopher (Chris) Henry Gayle (born September 21, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... 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Image File history File links Leewards. ... The Leeward Islands cricket team is a first class cricket team representing the member countries of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association, a regional association which again is part of the West Indies Cricket Board. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Off spin is a type of bowling in the sport of cricket which is bowled by an off spinner, a right-handed spin bowler who uses his or her fingers to spin the ball from a right-handed batsmans off side to the leg side (that is, towards the... For the English footballer, see Darren Powell Daren Brentlyle Powell (born April 15, 1978 in Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Jamaica and Gauteng. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Denesh Ramdin (born March 13, 1985 in Couva) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... A wicket keeper in characteristic position, ready to face a delivery. ... Ravi Rampaul is a West Indian cricketer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Darren Julius Garvey Sammy (born December 20, 1983 in Micoud, St. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ... Devon Sheldon Smith (born October 21, 1981 in Grenada) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Image File history File links Windward_islands_flag. ... The Windward Islands cricket team is a cricket team representing the member countries of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Off spin is a type of bowling in the sport of cricket which is bowled by an off spinner, a right-handed spin bowler who uses his or her fingers to spin the ball from a right-handed batsmans off side to the leg side (that is, towards the... Jerome Everton Taylor (born June 22, 1984 in St. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Warwickshire batsman Mike Powell A batsman in the sport of cricket is, depending on context: Any player in the act of batting. ... Fast bowling, sometimes known as pace bowling, is one of the two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket. ...

Support staff

  • Team manager: Mike Findlay
  • Head Coach: David Moore
  • Assistant Coach: Henderson Springer
  • Physiotherapist: Stephen Partridge
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach: Richard Smith
  • Performance Enhancment Consultant: David Scott
  • Media Liaison Officer: Imran Khan
  • Last Captain: Brian Lara/ Ramnaresh Sarwan

Thaddeus Michael Findlay (born October 19, 1943, Troumaca, Saint Vincent) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in ten Tests from 1969 to 1973. ...

Famous players

See also: List of West Indian Test cricketers and List of West Indian ODI cricketers

A list the most notable players, by decade in which they first represented the West Indies, is below: This is a list of West Indian Test cricketers. ... This is a list of West Indian One-day international cricketers. ...

Learie Nicholas Constantine, Baron Constantine, MBE (21 September 1901 –1 July 1971) was a cricketer, broadcast journalist, administrator, lawyer, and politician. ... Categories: Stub | West Indian cricketers | Jamaica cricketers | West Indian test cricketers | West Indian batsmen | Wisden Cricketers of the Year ... Emmanuel Alfred Martindale (born November 25, 1909, Saint Lucy Parish, Barbados, died 17 March 1972, Saint Peter Parish, Barbados) was a West Indian cricketer who played in 10 Tests from 1933 to 1939. ... Clyde Leopold Walcott (born 17 January 1926 in St. ... Everton de Courcy Weekes (born 26 February 1925, Pickwick Gap, Westbury, St Michael, Barbados) was a West Indian cricketer. ... Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (born 1 August 1924, Bridgetown Barbados, died 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica) was a West Indian cricketer and Jamaican senator. ... Basil Fitzherbert Butcher (born September 3, 1933, Port Mourant, British Guiana (now Guyana)) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in 44 Tests from 1958 to 1969. ... Lancelot Richard Gibbs (born 29 September 1934 in Georgetown, British Guiana [now Guyana]) was a West Indies cricketer, one of the most successful spin bowlers in Test cricket history. ... Wesley Winfield Hall (born September 12, 1937, Holders Hill, Barbados) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in 48 Tests from 1958 to 1969. ... Sir Conrad Cleophas Hunte (May 9, 1932, St Andrew, Barbados - December 3, 1999, Sydney, New South Wales) was a West Indian cricketer and one of the best opening batsmen the West Indies has ever had. ... Rohan Bholalall Kanhai (born December 26, 1935 in Port Mourant, Berbice, British Guiana) was a right-handed West Indian batsman in the late fifties, sixties and early seventies. ... Sonny Ramadhin (born May 1, 1929) was a West Indian cricketer, and a dominant bowler of the 1950s . ... Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers (born July 28, 1936 in Barbados), better known as Garry Sobers, was a West Indies cricket player. ... Alfred Louis Valentine (28 April 1930-11 May 2004) played 36 tests and took 139 wickets for the West Indies. ... Charles Christopher Griffith (born December 14, 1938, Pie Corner, St Lucy, Barbados) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in 28 Tests from 1960 to 1969. ... Vanburn Alonzo Holder (born October 10, 1945, Deans Village, St Michael, Barbados) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in 40 Tests and 12 ODIs from 1969 to 1979. ... Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE, born 31 August 1944 in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), is a former West Indies cricketer. ... Seymour MacDonald Nurse (b. ... Colin Croft was a West Indian cricketer. ... Joel Garner (born December 16, 1952) also known as Big Joel or Big Bird, was a West Indian cricket player, and a member of the highly regarded late 70s and early 80s West Indies cricket sides. ... Larry Gomes (born July 13, 1953) was a former West Indian cricketer. ... Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge was a West Indian cricketer, born May 1, 1951 in Black Bess, St. ... Desmond Leo Haynes (born February 15, 1956 in Barbados) is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. ... Michael Anthony Holding (born February 16, 1954) was a West Indian cricketer. ... Alvin Issac Kallicharran was (born 21 March 1945) a West Indian batsman during the 1970s. ... Malcolm Denzil Marshall (April 18, 1958 - November 4, 1999) was a West Indian cricketer, regarded as one of the finest fast bowlers ever to have played Test cricket; some have suggested he was the finest of all. ... Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards (born St Johns, Antigua on 7 March 1952), better known by his second name, Vivian or, more popularly, simply as Viv is a former West Indian cricketer. ... Anderson Montgomery Everton Andy Roberts (born 29 January 1951 on the island of Antigua in the West Indies) is a former West Indian cricketer. ... Lawrence George Rowe (born January 8, 1949) in Kingston, Jamaica was a West Indian cricketer. ... Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose (b. ... This article is about the cricketer. ... Peter Jeffrey Leroy (Jeff) Dujon (born May 28, 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica) was a West Indian cricketer. ... Carl Llewellyn Hooper (born December 15, 1966 in Georgetown, Guyana) was a West Indian cricket player and captain, renowned for his exquisite batting style. ... Richard Benjamin Richardson was born January 12th 1962 in Five Islands Village, Antigua. ... Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. ... For the article on the racing driver Jimmy Adams, see Jimmy Adams (driver). ... Ridley Detamore Jacobs (26 November 1967, Swetes Village, Antigua), is a left-handed batsman who was a regular fixture in the West Indian cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Brian Charles Lara (born May 2, 1969) (nicknamed, The Prince of Port-of-Spain or simply The Prince) is a record-breaking cricketer who is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all-time. ... Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan (born June 23, 1980, Guyana) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Christopher (Chris) Henry Gayle (born September 21, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Dwayne James John Bravo (born October 7, 1983 in Trinidad and Tobago) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Shivnarine Shiv Chanderpaul (born 16 August 1974 in Unity Village, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana) is a cricketer, and former captain of the West Indies cricket team. ... Devon Sheldon Smith (born October 21, 1981 in Grenada) is a West Indian cricketer. ... Corey Dalanelo Collymore (born 21 December 1977 in Boscobelle) is a Barbadian cricketer whose speciality is seam bowling. ...

Captains of the Test side

See also: West Indian national cricket captains

The following men have captained the West Indian cricket team in at least one Test match: This is a list of all men, boys and women who have captained the West Indian cricket team at official international level in at least one match. ...

Courtney Walsh, who captained the Windies between 1993-94 and 1997-98.
West Indian Test match captains
Number Name Period
1 Karl Nunes 1928-1929/30
2 Teddy Hoad 1929/30
3 Nelson Betancourt 1929/30
4 Maurice Fernandes 1929/30
5 Jackie Grant1 1930/31-1934/35
6 Rolph Grant1 1939
7 George Headley 1947/48
8 Gerry Gomez 1947/48
9 John Goddard 1947/48-1951/52, 1957
10 Jeffrey Stollmeyer 1951/52-1954/55
11 Denis Atkinson 1954/55-1955/56
12 Gerry Alexander 1957/58-1959/60
13 Frank Worrell 1960/61-1963
14 Garfield Sobers 1964/65-1971/72
15 Rohan Kanhai 1972/73-1973/74
16 Clive Lloyd 1974/75-1977/78, 1979/80-1984/85
17 Alvin Kallicharran 1977/78-1978/79
18 Deryck Murray 1979/80
19 Viv Richards 1980, 1983/84-1991
20 Gordon Greenidge 1987/88
21 Desmond Haynes 1989/90-1990/91
22 Richie Richardson 1991/92-1995
23 Courtney Walsh 1993/94-1997/98
24 Brian Lara 1996/97-1999/2000, 2002/03-2004, 2006-2007
25 Jimmy Adams 1999/2000-2000/01
26 Carl Hooper 2000/01-2002/03
27 Ridley Jacobs 2002/03
28 Shivnarine Chanderpaul 2004/05-2005/06
29 Ramnaresh Sarwan 2007-incumbent

Note: 1 Jackie and Rolph Grant were brothers Image File history File linksMetadata Courtney_walsh. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Courtney_walsh. ... Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. ... Robert Karl Nunes (June 7, 1894-July 23, 1958) was a West Indian cricketer who played in West Indies first test in their inaugural Test tour of England as wicketkeeper and captain. ... Edward Lisle Goldsworthy (Teddy) Hoad (January 29, 1896-March 5, 1986) was a West Indian cricketer who played in West Indies inaugural Test tour of England. ... Nelson Betancourt (4 June 1887 - 12 October 1947) who played only one test for the West Indies in 1930. ... Maurice Fernandes (June 28, 1888-July 30, 1947) (full name Maurius Pacheco Fernandes) was a West Indian cricketer who was part of the first West Indies Test side. ... George Copeland (Jackie) Grant (May 9, 1907-October 26, 1978) was a West Indian cricketer who captained the side through several series. ... Rolph Stewart Grant (December 15, 1909-October 18, 1977) was a West Indian cricketer who captained them in their 1939 tour of England. ... Categories: Stub | West Indian cricketers | Jamaica cricketers | West Indian test cricketers | West Indian batsmen | Wisden Cricketers of the Year ... Gerry Ethridge Gomez (10 October 1919 - 6 August 1996) was a West Indian cricketer who played 29 Tests for the West Indies between 1939 and 1954, scoring 1,243 runs and taking 58 wickets. ... John Douglas Claude Goddard (April 21, 1919-August 26, 1987) was a cricketer and one-time captain of the West Indies Test side. ... Jeffrey Baxter Stollmeyer (March 11, 1921-September 10, 1989) was a Trinidad and Tobago cricketer and footballer. ... Denis St Eval Atkinson (August 9, 1926, Rockley, Christ Church Parish, Barbados — November 9, 2001, Barbados) was a West Indian cricketer. ... Franz Copeland Murray Alexander (b. ... Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (born 1 August 1924, Bridgetown Barbados, died 13 March 1967, Kingston, Jamaica) was a West Indian cricketer and Jamaican senator. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... Rohan Bholalall Kanhai (born December 26, 1935 in Port Mourant, Berbice, British Guiana) was a right-handed West Indian batsman in the late fifties, sixties and early seventies. ... Clive Hubert Lloyd CBE, born 31 August 1944 in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana), is a former West Indies cricketer. ... Alvin Issac Kallicharran was (born 21 March 1945) a West Indian batsman during the 1970s. ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ... Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards (born St Johns, Antigua on 7 March 1952), better known by his second name, Vivian or, more popularly, simply as Viv is a former West Indian cricketer. ... Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge was a West Indian cricketer, born May 1, 1951 in Black Bess, St. ... Desmond Leo Haynes (born February 15, 1956 in Barbados) is a West Indian cricketer and cricket coach. ... Richard Benjamin Richardson was born January 12th 1962 in Five Islands Village, Antigua. ... Courtney Andrew Walsh (born October 30, 1962, Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international cricketer (fast bowler) who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. ... Brian Charles Lara (born May 2, 1969) (nicknamed, The Prince of Port-of-Spain or simply The Prince) is a record-breaking cricketer who is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all-time. ... For the article on the racing driver Jimmy Adams, see Jimmy Adams (driver). ... Carl Llewellyn Hooper (born December 15, 1966 in Georgetown, Guyana) was a West Indian cricket player and captain, renowned for his exquisite batting style. ... Ridley Detamore Jacobs (26 November 1967, Swetes Village, Antigua), is a left-handed batsman who was a regular fixture in the West Indian cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s. ... Shivnarine Shiv Chanderpaul (born 16 August 1974 in Unity Village, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana) is a cricketer, and former captain of the West Indies cricket team. ... Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan (born June 23, 1980, Guyana) is a West Indian cricketer. ...


Tournament history and honours

World Cup

(this is the leading international one-day tournament, held approximately every four years since 1975) The Cricket World Cup is the premier international championship of mens One-Day International (ODI) cricket. ...

  • 1975: Champions
  • 1979: Champions
  • 1983: Runners up
  • 1987: First round
  • 1992: First round (6th place)
  • 1996: Semi Finals
  • 1999: First round
  • 2003: First round
  • 2007: Super Eight stage (6th place)

The Cricket World Cup in 1975 (aka Prudential Cup, 1975) was the first edition of the tournament. ... The Cricket World Cup in 1979 (aka Prudential Cup, 1979) was the second edition of the tournament. ... The Cricket World Cup in 1983 (aka Prudential Cup, 1983) was the third edition of the tournament. ... The Cricket World Cup in 1987 (aka Reliance Cup) was the fourth edition of the tournament. ... The Cricket World Cup in 1992 (aka Benson & Hedges World Cup) was the fifth edition of the tournament and was won by Pakistan. ... The 1996 Cricket World Cup was won by Sri Lanka who beat Australia by 7 wickets at the final in Lahore. ... The 1999 Cricket World Cup was hosted primarily by England, but Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands also hosted some games. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup was a mens cricket tournament that took place in the West Indies from 13 March to 28 April 2007, using the sports one-day international format. ...

ICC Champions Trophy

(this is the only other one-day tournament featuring all the top international cricket teams, held every two years since 1998; known as the "ICC Knockout" in 1998 and 2000) ICC Champions Trophy 2006 The ICC Champions Trophy is crickets one-day international tournament second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup. ...

  • 1998: Runners up
  • 2000: First round
  • 2002: First round
  • 2004: Champions
  • 2006: Runners up

The 2002 ICC Champions Trophy is a cricket tournament that was held in Sri Lanka in 2002. ... The ICC Champions Trophy 2004 was held in September in England. ... The 2006 ICC Champions Trophy is a One-day International cricket tournament held in India from 7 October to 5 November 2006. ...

World Championship of Cricket

  • 1985: Third place

The Benson & Hedges World Championship of Cricket was a one day international tournament held in February and March 1985 in Australia. ...

See also

Cricket Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ See, for example, the official website of the West Indies Cricket Board (http://www.windiescricket.com/ )
  2. ^ See CricketArchive, for example, for a reference to when Test status was acquired
  3. ^ #See, for example, 75 Years of West Indies Cricket 1928-2003 by Ray Goble and Keith AP Sandiford ISBN 1-870518-78-0, the WICB authorised reference book on cricket in the West Indies. For more information on the first Test played by the Windies, see http://www.cricinfo.com/db/NATIONAL/WI/SERIES/TOURS.html . See also the scorecard of the First Test played by the West Indies.
  4. ^ Until June 2001 there was no official ranking of Test nations, with the unofficial epithet of "World champions" being decided by acclaim based on recent results. Although exactly when the West Indies became and ceased to be world champions is therefore disputed - that they were world champions for a prolonged period of time is not
  5. ^ The West Indies are currently ranked 8th out of the 10 Test playing nations, and 7th in the one-day international rankings, which likewise only cover the 10 Test playing nations. The current tables can be found on the ICC homepage
  6. ^ see note 1 and especially Leeward Islands Cricket Association
  7. ^ For the results of domestic competitions see http://www.cricinfo.com or http://www.cricketarchive.com
  8. ^ Flags of the World page on the WICB flag
  9. ^ See Cricinfo for a list of Test match grounds
  10. ^ See CricketArchive for a list of stadia that have hosted home West Indian ODIs
  11. ^ CricketArchive has details of the Tests played by the West Indian women's cricket team
  12. ^ CricketArchive shows the 1973 women's World Cup table
  13. ^ CricketArchive has detailed records of the West Indies women's ODI results
  14. ^ See Wikipedia's own article on Nadine George, or Cricinfo's article on George receiving the MBE
  15. ^ http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/iccct2006/content/story/263559.html

Nadine Andrea George (born 15 October 1968, Jamaica) is a West Indian cricketer, who has played one Test match and 31 ODIs for the West Indian womens cricket team. ...

External links

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