Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team
The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team, or officially the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
|Colours||Red, white, black|
|Home ground||Queen's Park Oval|
|Four Day wins||4 (plus 1 shared)|
|WICB Cup wins||10 (plus 1 shared)|
The Red Force takes part in inter-regional cricket competitions in the Caribbean, such as the West Indies' Professional Cricket League (which includes the Regional Four Day Competition and the NAGICO Regional Super50) under the franchise name Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, with the best players selected for the West Indies team, which plays international cricket.
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.
T&T cricket team participated and were runners-up at the inaugural Champions' league T-20. The team stayed unbeaten until the finals.
Listed below are players who have represented Trinidad and Tobago in either the 2015–16 Regional Four Day Competition or the 2015–16 Regional Super50. Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Darren Bravo||6 February 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Kyle Hope||20 November 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Jason Mohammed||23 September 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Evin Lewis||27 December 1991||Left-handed|
|Kjorn Ottley||9 December 1989||Left-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Jeremy Solozano||5 October 1995||Left-handed|
|Yannic Cariah||22 June 1992||Left-handed||Right-arm leg spin|
|Narsingh Deonarine||16 August 1983||Left-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Rayad Emrit||8 March 1981||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Captain|
|Akeal Hosein||25 April 1993||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
|Yannick Ottley||7 September 1991||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
|Daniel St Clair||22 December 1987||Right-handed||Left-arm medium|
|Steven Katwaroo||14 January 1993||Right-handed|
|Denesh Ramdin||13 March 1985||Right-handed|
|Shannon Gabriel||28 April 1988||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Jon-Russ Jaggesar||19 March 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin|
|Kavesh Kantasingh||30 September 1986||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox|
|Imran Khan||6 July 1984||Right-handed||Right-arm leg spin|
|Uthman Muhammad||1 March 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Marlon Richards||10 January 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Philton Williams||21 June 1994||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
The list of prominent cricketers who have represented Trinidad and Tobago includes:
- Regional Four Day Competition (5): 1969–70, 1970–71, 1975–76 (shared), 1984–85, 2005–06
- Domestic one-day competition (10): 1978–79, 1980–81, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1995–1996 (shared), 1996–1997, 2004–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2009–2010
- Caribbean Twenty20 (3): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
- Inter-Colonial Tournament (defunct) (12): 1901–02, 1903–04, 1907–08, 1909–10, 1921–22 (shared), 1924–25, 1925–26, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1938–39
- Stanford 20/20 (defunct) (1): 2008
- Trans-Atlantic Twenty20 Champions Cup (Stanford Super Series) (defunct) (1): 2008