Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team

The Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago. The team competes under the franchise name, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the Cricket West Indies' Professional Cricket League which comprises both the Regional Four Day Competition and the Regional Super50.[2] Trinidad has also won a sum of 13 regional one day titles, which is the most in the history of West Indies cricket.[3][4]

Trinidad and Tobago
CaptainDarren Bravo (First class) &
Nicholas Pooran (List A)[1]
CoachDavid Furlonge[1]
Team information
Colours      Red, white, black
Home groundQueen's Park Oval, Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Diego Martin Sporting Complex
Four Day wins4 (plus 1 shared)
Super50 Cup wins12 (plus 1 shared)
CT20 wins3
Official website

The most prominent T&T cricketers include Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Sonny Ramadhin, Deryck Murray, Charlie Davis, Larry Gomes, Rangy Nanan, Gus Logie, Ian Bishop, Brian Lara, Mervyn Dillon, Daren Ganga, Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin and Samuel Badree.

Team history edit

Teams from Trinidad played first-class cricket from 1869, when Trinidad took on Demerara for two matches, winning one and losing one. They also participated in the Inter-Colonial Tournament between Barbados, British Guiana (formerly Demerara), and themselves, playing in all 28 tournaments that were held between 1891–92 and 1938–39. From the late 1880s, Tobago was incorporated into the crown colony of Trinidad as a ward.

After independence in 1962, the team changed its name to reflect the official name of the country, Trinidad and Tobago, and when the Shell Shield began in 1965–66 the team competed under the name of Trinidad and Tobago. They won their first title on their fourth outing, in 1969–70, and also won the next year's competition, but since then Trinidad and Tobago have only taken three titles in 35 seasons. During this time cricketers from Trinidad competed in the Beaumont Cup which had first class status.

Trinidad and Tobago won four one day titles in eight seasons from 1989–90 to 1996–97 and another four in six seasons from 2004–05 to 2009-10. As well they won consecutive titles in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons with yet another title in the 2020-21 season. Such said Trinidad have won the most regional one day championships, being 13 with one shared and 12 outright titles.[3][4]

T&T also featured in and were runners-up at the inaugural Champions' league T-20. The Trinbagonians eventually won a total of 3 Caribbean T20 championships.

Squad edit

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Jason Mohammed (1986-09-23) 23 September 1986 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Jeremy Solozano (1995-10-05) 5 October 1995 (age 28) Left-handed -
Darren Bravo (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm medium First Class Captain
Kyle Hope (1988-11-20) 20 November 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Yannic Cariah (1992-06-22) 22 June 1992 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin Played for West Indies Emerging team in Super50
Keagan Simmons (1999-03-26) 26 March 1999 (age 24) Left-handed -
Evin Lewis (1991-12-27) 27 December 1991 (age 32) Left-handed
Isaiah Rajah (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Jyd Goolie (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Cephas Cooper (1999-07-11) 11 July 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Nicholas Pooran (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 28) Left-handed - List A Captain
Kieron Pollard (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Yannick Ottley (1991-09-07) 7 September 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Khary Pierre (1991-09-22) 22 September 1991 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Joshua Da Silva (1998-06-19) 19 June 1998 (age 25) Right-handed - Played for West Indies Emerging team in Super50
Steven Katwaroo (1993-01-14) 14 January 1993 (age 31) Right-handed -
Denesh Ramdin (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 38) Right-handed -
Spin Bowlers
Akeal Hosein (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Imran Khan (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Bryan Charles (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Avinash Mahabirsingh (2001-04-17) 17 April 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Kissoondath Magram Right-arm leg spin
Pace Bowlers
Anderson Phillip (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Odean Smith (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Terrance Hinds - Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Uthman Muhammad (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Daniel St Clair (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 36) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Shannon Gabriel (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Coaching staff edit

  • Head coach:   David Furlonge
  • Asst. Coach:   Kelvin Williams
  • Batting coach: n/a
  • Bowling coach: n/a
  • Fielding coach: n/a
  • Manager: Sebastian Edwards
  • Mental conditioning coach: Adarayll John
  • Fitness trainer:   Clinton Jeremiah
  • Head Physiotherapist: n/a
  • Masseur: n/a
  • Performance analyst:   Amrit Jadoo

Notable players edit

The list of prominent cricketers who have represented Trinidad and Tobago includes:

Learie Constantine, Trinidad all-rounder

Honours edit

Grounds edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Pooran leads Red Force at Super50 Cup". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 24 October 2022.
  2. ^ Jamaica Franchise at home against Leeward Islands Hurricanes Archived 7 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "A brief history of West Indies domestic one-day cricket". 19 September 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2023.
  4. ^ a b "T&T open Super50 defence against CCC | Loop Trinidad & Tobago". Loop News. 12 October 2022. Retrieved 4 April 2023.