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Sheik Faoud Ahamul Fasiel Bacchus (born 31 January 1954) is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies and the United States.[1]

Faoud Bacchus
Personal information
Full nameSheik Faoud Ahamul Fasiel Bacchus
Born (1954-01-31) 31 January 1954 (age 65)
Georgetown, Guyana
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium pace
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 171)15 April 1978 v Australia
Last Test30 January 1982 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 23)22 February 1978 v Australia
Last ODI25 June 1983 v India
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1971–1980Demerara
1972–1983Guyana
1984–1985Western Province
1985–1986Border
1985–1986Impalas
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 19 29 111 66
Runs scored 782 612 5,944 1,871
Batting average 26.06 26.60 35.17 33.41
100s/50s 1/3 0/3 8/37 1/12
Top score 250 80* 250 132
Balls bowled 6 0 470 96
Wickets 0 8 6
Bowling average 24.62 16.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/18 3/28
Catches/stumpings 17/– 10/– 88/– 18/–
Source: CricInfo, 17 October 2010

A right-handed batsman, he made his Test match debut for the West Indies aged 24 in the 1977/78 series against Australia. His best series was in 1978/79 against India, where he scored 96 in the second Test and 250 in the sixth Test, although overall he averaged 26.06 in his 19 Test matches and was dropped from the side after the 1981/82 tour of Australia. He also played 29 One Day Internationals for the West Indies between 1977 and 1983, with a high score of 80 and an average of 26.60, winning two man of the match awards.[2][3]

Bacchus' international career came to an end after he joined the rebel tour to South Africa in 1983–84, defying the international sporting boycott of the apartheid state.

Bacchus also captained the United States in the 1997 and 2001 ICC Trophy tournaments.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Williamson, Martin. "Faoud Bacchus's Cricinfo Profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. ^ "1981–1982 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup – 13th Match – Pakistan v West Indies – Brisbane". Howstat. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ "1983 Prudential World Cup – 24th Match – West Indies v Zimbabwe – Birmingham". Howstat. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2015.

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