West Indies cricket team

The West Indies cricket team, nicknamed the Windies,[10] is a multi-national men's cricket team representing the mainly English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean region and administered by Cricket West Indies. The players on this composite team are selected from a chain of fifteen Caribbean nation-states and territories. As of 13 May 2021, the West Indies cricket team is ranked seventh in Tests and ninth in both ODIs and T20Is in the official ICC rankings.[11]

West Indies
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Nickname(s)Windies, Men in Maroon[1]
AssociationCricket West Indies
Personnel
Test captainKraigg Brathwaite
One Day captainNicholas Pooran
T20I captainNicholas Pooran
CoachPhil Simmons
History
Test status acquired1928
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1926)
ICC regionAmericas
ICC Rankings Current[3] Best-ever
Test 8th 1st (1 January 1964)
ODI 9th 1st (1 June 1981)
T20I 7th 1st (10 January 2016)[2]
Tests
First Testv.  England at Lord's, London; 23–26 June 1928
Last Testv.  Bangladesh at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua; 16–19 June 2022
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 564 180/204
(179 draws, 1 tie)
This year[5] 4 2/0 (2 draws)
World Test Championship appearances1 (first in 2019–2021)
Best result8th place (2019–2021)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv.  England at Headingley, Leeds; 5 September 1973
Last ODIv.  Pakistan at Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan; 12 June 2022
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 843 409/394
(10 ties, 30 no results)
This year[7] 12 4/8
(0 ties, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (1975, 1979)
World Cup Qualifier appearances1 (first in 2018)
Best resultRunners-up (2018)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv.  New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland; 16 February 2006
Last T20Iv.  India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata; 18 February 2022
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[8] 159 66/81
(3 ties, 9 no results)
This year[9] 7 3/4
(0 ties, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions (2012, 2016)
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Test kit

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ODI kit

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T20I kit

As of 19 June 2022

From the mid-late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. A number of cricketers who were considered among the best in the world have hailed from the West Indies: Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, George Headley, Brian Lara, Vivian Richards, Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Alvin Kallicharran, Andy Roberts, Rohan Kanhai, Frank Worrell, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner, and Wes Hall have all been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.[12][13]

The West Indies have won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice (1975 and 1979, when it was styled the Prudential Cup), the ICC T20 World Cup twice (2012 and 2016, when it was styled World Twenty20), the ICC Champions Trophy once (2004), the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once (2016), and have also finished as runners-up in the Cricket World Cup (1983), the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2006). The West Indies appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals (1975, 1979 and 1983), and were the first team to win back-to-back World Cups (1975 and 1979), both of these records have been surpassed only by Australia, who appeared in 4 consecutive World Cup Finals (1996, 1999, 2003 and 2007) winning 3 consecutive World Cups (1999, 2003 and 2007).

The West Indies have hosted the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.

Member states and dependenciesEdit

The current team represents:[14]

Legends
L = Participant of the Leeward Islands team and member of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association
W = Participant of the Windward Islands team and member of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control
Note
  1. ^ Saint Kitts and Nevis are separately represented in the Leeward Islands Cricket Association.

Affiliates in Cricket West IndiesEdit

 
Map of Cricket West Indies' members and affiliates. Full members are in bold, sub-members are in normal text, and affiliates in italics.

Cricket West Indies, the governing body of the team, consists of the six cricket associations of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Windward Islands. The Leeward Islands Cricket Association consists of three cricket associations from two sovereign states (one from Antigua and Barbuda, and two from Saint Kitts and Nevis), three British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, and Montserrat), one U.S. territory (the U.S. Virgin Islands), and one Dutch constituent country (Sint Maarten). The Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control consists of associations of four sovereign states (Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines).

Two more British Overseas Territories in the region that have once been historical parts of the former West Indies Federation, the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands, have their own national teams currently.

National teams also exist for the various 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 Regional Four Day Competition (earlier known as the Busta Cup, Shell Shield, Carib Beer Cup, and various other names).[15] 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.

The population of these countries and territories is officially estimated at around 6 million, which is more than the Republic of Ireland or Scotland.

The member associations of Cricket West Indies are:

Potential future membersEdit

Legends
L = Affiliate of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association
W = Affiliate of the Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control

HistoryEdit

 
Learie Constantine, who played Test cricket in the 1920s and 1930s, was one of the first great West Indian players.
 
Darren Sammy. The West Indies have won three major tournament titles: the Champions Trophy once, and the World Twenty20 twice. Both World T20s were won with Sammy as captain, making him the only West Indian captain besides Clive Lloyd with multiple ICC tournament victories.

The history of the West Indies cricket team began in the 1890s, when the first representative sides were selected to play visiting English sides. The WICB joined the sport's international ruling body, the Imperial Cricket Conference, in 1926,[16] and played their first official international match, granted Test status, in 1928,[17] thus becoming the fourth Test 'nation'. In their early days in the 1930s, the side represented the British colonies that would later form the West Indies Federation plus British Guiana.

The last series the West Indies played before the outbreak of the Second World War was against England in 1939. There followed a hiatus that lasted until January 1948 when the MCC toured the West Indies.[18] Of the West Indies players in that first match after the war only Gerry Gomez, George Headley, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, and Foffie Williams had previously played Test cricket.[19] In 1948, leg spinner Wilfred Ferguson became the first West Indian bowler to take ten wickets in a Test, finishing with 11/229 in a match against England;[20] later that same year Hines Johnson became the first West Indies fast bowler to achieve the feat, managing 10/96 against the same opponents.[21]

The West Indies defeated England for the first time at Lord's on 29 June 1950.Ramadhin and Alf Valentine were the architects of the victory which inspired a calypso by Lord Beginner. Later on 16 August 1950, completed a 3–1 series win when they won at The Oval. Although blessed with some great players in their early days as a Test team, their successes remained sporadic until the 1960s when the side changed from a white-dominated to a black-dominated side under the successive captaincies of Frank Worrell and Gary Sobers.

By the late 1970s, the West Indies led by Clive Lloyd had a side recognised as unofficial world champions, a reputation they retained throughout the 1980s.[22] During these glory years, the West Indies were noted for their four-man fast bowling attack, backed up by some of the best batsmen in the world. In 1976, fast bowler Michael Holding took 14/149 in the OvalTest against England, setting a record which still stands for best bowling figures in a Test by a West Indies bowler.[23][24] The 1980s saw the team set a then-record streak of 11 consecutive Test victories in 1984 and inflict two 5–0 "blackwashes" on England.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, however, West Indian cricket declined, largely owing 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 struggling to retain its past glory. Victory in the 2004 Champions Trophy and a runner-up showing in the 2006 Champions Trophy left some hopeful, but it was not until the inception of Twenty20 cricket that the West Indies began to regain a place among the cricketing elite and among cricket fans, as they developed ranks of players capable of taking over games with their power hitting, including Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, DJ Bravo, Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite. They beat Australia and then host Sri Lanka in the 2012 World Twenty20 to win their first ICC world championship since the 1979 World Cup and then bested England to win the 2016 World Twenty20, making them the first team to win the World Twenty20 twice. As an added bonus, the West Indies also became the first to win both the men's and women's World Twenty20 on the same day, as the women's team beat three-time defending champion Australia for their first ICC world title immediately beforehand.

Flag and anthemEdit

 
Former flag of the West Indies cricket team used until 1999. This flag became public domain but the current version is copyrighted.

Most cricketing nations use their own national flags for cricketing purposes. However, as the West Indies represent a number of independent states and dependencies, 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 (see the top of this article). The 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.[25] Prior to 1999, the WICB(C) had used a similar insignia featuring a cabbage palm tree and an island, but there were no stumps and, instead of the sun, there was the constellation Orion. It was designed in 1923 by Sir Algernon Aspinall, then Secretary of the West India Committee.[26] Around the same time in the 1920s the suggested motto for the West Indies team was "Nec curat Orion leones", which comes from a quote by Horace, meaning that Orion, as symbolical of the West Indies XI, does not worry about the lions [of English cricket].[27]

For ICC tournaments, "Rally 'Round the West Indies" by David Rudder is used as the team's anthem.[28]

VenuesEdit

The following eleven stadiums have been used for at least one Test match.[29] The number of Tests played at each venue followed by the number of One Day Internationals and twenty20 internationals played at that venue is in brackets as of 2 April 2021:

  • Queen's Park OvalPort of Spain, Trinidad (61/70/6): The Queen's Park Oval has hosted more Test matches than any other ground in the Caribbean and first hosted a Test match in 1930. The ground is considered one of the most picturesque venues in the world of cricket, featuring the view Trinidad's Northern Range. It has a capacity of over 18,000.
  • Kensington OvalBridgetown, Barbados (55/41/23):Kensington Oval hosted the region's first Test match in 1930 and is recognised as the 'Mecca' of West Indies cricket. Its capacity was increased from 15,000 to 28,000 for the 2007 World Cup and down to its current capacity of 11,000 post – World Cup. It has hosted two ICC world finals – the 2007 Cricket World Cup Final, which Australia won over Sri Lanka, and the 2010 World Twenty20 Final, which England won against Australia.
  • BourdaGeorgetown, Guyana (30/11/0): Bourda first hosted a Test match in 1930. It was the only Test ground in South America (until the use of Providence), and the only one below sea level and with its own moat (to prevent the pitch from frequent flooding). It has a capacity of around 22,000. It is remembered for the Pitch Invasion during an April 1999, One Day International between Australia and the West Indies, with Australia needing 3 runs to tie and 4 to win off the last ball, a full scale pitch invasion, resulted in the match being deemed a tie, due to the stumps having been stolen before the West Indian team could effect a run out.[30]
  • Sabina ParkKingston, Jamaica (54/41/3): 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.
  • Antigua Recreation GroundSt John's, Antigua (22/11/0): 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 was removed from the roster of grounds hosting international matches 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. However, after the abandoned Test match between England and the West Indies in February 2009 at the new North Sound ground, Test cricket returned to the ARG.
  • Arnos ValeArnos Vale, Kingstown, St Vincent (3/23/2): The Arnos Vale Ground a.k.a. The Playing Fields first hosted a Test in 1997.
  • National Cricket StadiumSt George's, Grenada (4/25/6): Queen's Park, Grenada first hosted a Test in 2002.
  • Darren Sammy National Cricket StadiumGros Islet, St Lucia (9/26/17): Originally the Beauséjour Cricket Ground, first hosted a Test in 2003. It has a capacity of 12,000. This was the first stadium in the Caribbean to host a day-night cricket match. The match was between the West Indies and Zimbabwe. New Zealand was scheduled to play a test in 2014 to mark the return to Test cricket after a break of 8 years. Following the West Indies' victory in the 2016 World Twenty20, the St. Lucian government renamed the venue after captain Sammy, a native St. Lucian, with another St. Lucian – Johnson Charles – having a stand named in his honor after also being part of the 2012 and 2016 championship squads.
  • Warner Park StadiumBasseterre, St Kitts (3/18/8): The Warner Park Sporting Complex hosted its first One Day International on 23 May 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.
  • Providence StadiumGeorgetown, Guyana (2/21/7): The Providence Stadium hosted its first One Day International on 28 March 2007 for the 2007 Cricket World Cup and its first Test match on 22 March 2008. The stadium has a permanent capacity of 15,000, and is to host Test cricket instead of Bourda.
  • Sir Vivian Richards Stadium – North Sound, Antigua (12/20/4): The Sir Viv Richards Stadium hosted its first One Day International on 27 March 2007 for the 2007 Cricket World Cup and its first Test match on 30 May 2008. The stadium has a permanent capacity of 10,000, and is to host Test cricket instead of the Antigua Recreation Ground.
  • Windsor Park StadiumRoseau, Dominica (5/4/2): Windsor Park is another home venue for the West Indian team. Construction first started on it in 2005, and it finally opened in October 2007, too late to serve as a venue for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. It hosts first-class cricket and hosted its first test on 6 July 2011 against India, however it held its first One Day International on 26 July 2009. It has a seating capacity of 12,000.

Three further stadia have been used for One Day Internationals,[31] or Twenty20 Internationals but not Test matches. The number of One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals played at each venue is shown in the table below:

ODI and T20I groundsEdit

Name City Country
(constituent island)
Capacity First match Tests ODIs T20Is Notes
Albion Sports Complex Albion   Guyana 15,000 1977 5 0 [32]
Mindoo Phillip Park Castries   Saint Lucia n/a 1978 2 0 [33]
Coolidge Cricket Ground Osbourn   Antigua and Barbuda 5,000 2017 4

ClothingEdit

 
Viv Richards, who has a Test batting average of 50.23 from 121 matches, captained the West Indies from 1985–86 to 1991, a period throughout which the West Indies were the best Test match side in the world.

When playing one-day cricket, the Windies wear a maroon-coloured shirt and trousers. The shirt also sports the logo of the West Indian Cricket Board and the name of their sponsors, at present, Sandals has been the sponsor since 2018 and of their suppliers Castore. The one-day cap is maroon with the WICB logo on the left of the front, with two yellow stripes.

When playing first-class cricket, in addition to their cricket flannels West Indian fielders sometimes wear a maroon sunhat with a wide brim or a maroon baggy cap. The WICB logo is on the front of the hat. Helmets are coloured similarly. The sweater was edged with Maroon, green and grey. Gold was added to the stripes in the early 2000s. The design reverted to a simple maroon facing when the West Indies began wearing fleeces. In 2020 they again wore the traditional cable knit sweaters edged with Maroon and Green. When the team toured they wore maroon caps but in test matches in the Caribbean, it was customary for the team to wear dark blue caps until the late 1970s. The blazers awarded for home tests were dark blue with white and green facings. An example is displayed in the museum at Lord's. After c 1977 home and away teams both wore maroon caps and the blazers were the same colours.

During World Series Cricket, coloured uniforms were adopted. The initial West Indies uniform was pink and was later changed to maroon to match their Test match caps. Grey was also added as a secondary colour. In some of their uniforms grey has been dominant over the traditional maroon. Some uniforms had green, yellow or white as accent colour.

Former uniform suppliers were BLK (2017-2019), Joma (2015-2017),[34] Woodworm (2008-2015),[35][36] Admiral (2000-2005),[37] Asics (1999 World Cup), UK Sportsgear (1997-1998),[38] ISC (1992-1996) and Adidas (1979-1991).

Former sponsors were Digicel (2005-2018),[39] KFC (2006-2009),[40] Cable & Wireless (2000-2004),[41] Carib Beer (1999-2001)[42] and Kingfisher (1996-1999).[43][44]

Period Kit manufacturer Sponsor (chest) Sponsor (sleeves)

West Indies women's cricket teamEdit

The West Indies women's cricket team enjoy 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.[45] 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.[46] 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, since the 2013 World Cup, where the team finished runner-ups, the team has improved reasonably well. 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. Their overall record in one-dayers is to have played 177, won 80, lost 91 with one tie and 5 no results .[47]

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 the Prince of Wales for services to sport.[48]

2016 saw the West Indies women win their first ICC world championship – the 2016 Women's World Twenty20, after beating three-time defending champion Australia by eight wickets at Eden Gardens with members of the men's team in the crowd to support.

Tournament historyEdit

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within West Indies

ICC World Test ChampionshipEdit

ICC World Test Championship record
Year League stage Final Host Final Final Position
Pos Series Matches PC PCT RpW Ratio Ded Pts
P W L D P W L D T
2019-21[49] 8/9 6 1 4 1 13 3 8 2 0 720 26.9% 0.661 6 194 Rose Bowl, England DNQ 8th
2021-23

Cricket World CupEdit

World Cup record
Hosts, Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  1975 Champions 1/8 5 5 0 0 0
  1979 5 4 0 0 1
  1983 Runners-up 2/8 8 6 2 0 0
   1987 Round 1 5/8 6 3 3 0 0
   1992 6/9 8 4 4 0 0
    1996 Semi-finals 4/12 7 3 4 0 0
  1999 Round 1 7/12 5 3 2 0 0
  2003 7/14 6 3 2 0 1
  2007 Super 8 6/16 10 5 5 0 0
      2011 Quarter-finals 8/14 7 3 4 0 0
    2015 8/14 7 3 4 0 0
    2019 Group stage 9/10 9 2 6 0 1
  2023 Qualified
Total 2 Titles NA 80 43 35 0 2

ICC Trophy/ICC Cricket World Cup QualifierEdit

ICC T20 World CupEdit

T20 World Cup record
Hosts, Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  2007 Group stage 11/12 2 0 2 0 0
  2009 Semi-finals 4/12 6 3 3 0 0
  2010 Super 8 6/12 5 3 2 0 0
  2012 Champions 1/12 7 3 2 1 1
  2014 Semi-finals 3/16 5 3 2 0 0
  2016 Champions 1/16 6 5 1 0 0
    2021 Super 12's 9/16 5 1 4 0 0
  2022 Qualified
Total 6/6 2 titles 36 18 16 1 1

ICC Champions TrophyEdit

Known as the 'ICC Knockout' in 1998 and 2000.

Champions Trophy record
Hosts, Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  1998 Runners-up 2/9 3 2 1 0 0
  2000 Round 1 11/11 1 0 1 0 0
  2002 7/12 2 1 1 0 0
  2004 Champions 1/12 4 4 0 0 0
  2006 Runners-up 2/10 5 3 1 0 0
  2009 Round 1 8/8 3 0 3 0 0
    2013 7/8 3 1 1 1 0
    2017 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Total 7/8 1 title 20 10 8 1 0

HonoursEdit

Statistics and recordsEdit

 
Brian Lara holds the world record for highest score in Test cricket (400 v. England in 2003–04)
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; 749 for 9 declared against England in Bridgetown in 2008–2009
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; 60 against Pakistan in Karachi in 2017-18 (60/9 (Surrender))
Against: 46 by England in Port of Spain in 1993–94; 51 by England in Kingston in 2008–09

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; 333 by Chris Gayle against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2010–11; 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

Twelve or more wickets were 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 Walshagainst New Zealand in Wellington in 1994–95; Shanon Gabriel took 13 for 121 against Sri Lanka.:12 for 121 by Andy Roberts against India in Madras in 1974–

Hat-tricks

Wes Hall against Pakistan in 1959; Lance Gibbs against Australia in 1961; Courtney Walsh against Australia in 1988; and Jermaine Lawson against Australia in 2003

One-day matchesEdit

Hat-trick

An ODI hat-trick performance was made by Jerome Taylor on 19 October 2006 at Mumbai in an ICC Champions Trophy league match against Australia[50]

At the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup, Kemar Roach became the sixth bowler to claim a World Cup hat-trick against the Netherlands

Test captainsEdit

The following men have captained the West Indian cricket team in at least one Test match:

 
Courtney Walsh, who captained the West Indies 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 Grant 1930/31–1934/35
6 Rolph Grant 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
30 Daren Ganga 2007
31 Chris Gayle 2007–2010
32 Dwayne Bravo 2008
33 Floyd Reifer 2009 (due to contract dispute)
34 Darren Sammy 2010–2014
35 Denesh Ramdin 2014–2015
36 Jason Holder 2015–2021
37 Kraigg Brathwaite 2017, 2021–present

SquadEdit

This lists all active players who have played for the West Indies since March 2021. Updated as on 28 March 2022

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic Format Contract Sq. # Notes
Batsmen
Kraigg Brathwaite 29 Right-handed Right-arm off break Barbados Test Red Ball 11 Test captain
Jermaine Blackwood 30 Right-handed Right-arm off break Jamaica Test Red Ball 27 Test vice-captain
Shamarh Brooks 33 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Barbados Test, ODI, T20I -
Darren Bravo 33 Left-handed Right-arm medium Trinidad and Tobago ODI & T20I White Ball 46
Evin Lewis 30 Left-handed - Trinidad and Tobago ODI & T20I White Ball 17
John Campbell 28 Left-handed Right-arm off break Jamaica Test -
Brandon King 27 Right-handed - Jamaica ODI & T20I -
Shimron Hetmyer 25 Left-handed - Guyana ODI & T20I - 2
Rovman Powell 28 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Jamaica T20I -
All-rounders
Chris Gayle 42 Left-handed Right-arm off break Jamaica T20I -
Kyle Mayers 29 Left-handed Right-arm medium Barbados Test & T20I Red Ball 71
Roston Chase 30 Right-handed Right-arm off break Barbados Test, ODI, T20I - 10
Odean Smith 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Jamaica ODI & T20I - 16
Nkrumah Bonner 33 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Leeward Islands Test & ODI Red Ball 89
Fabian Allen 27 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Jamaica ODI & T20I White Ball 97
Rahkeem Cornwall 29 Right-handed Right-arm off break Leeward Islands Test Red Ball
Jason Holder 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Barbados Test, ODI, T20I All Format 98
Alzarri Joseph 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Leeward Islands Test & ODI White Ball 8
Andre Russell 34 Right-handed Right-arm fast Jamaica T20I - 12
Wicket-keepers
Shai Hope 28 Right-handed - Barbados Test, ODI, T20I White Ball 4
Nicholas Pooran 26 Left-handed - Trinidad and Tobago ODI & T20I White Ball 29 ODI & T20I captain
Joshua da Silva 24 Right-handed - Trinidad and Tobago Test Red Ball 35
Spin bowlers
Akeal Hosein 29 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Trinidad and Tobago ODI & T20I White Ball 21
Hayden Walsh Jr 30 Left-handed Right-arm leg break Leeward Islands ODI & T20I White Ball 86
Veerasammy Permaul 32 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Guyana Test - 94
Pace bowlers
Kemar Roach 33 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Barbados Test & ODI Red Ball 24
Jayden Seales 20 Left-handed Right-arm fast medium Trinidad and Tobago Test - 33
Romario Shepherd 27 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Guyana ODI & T20I - 16
Shannon Gabriel 34 Right-handed Right-arm fast Trinidad and Tobago Test Red Ball 20
Sheldon Cottrell 32 Right-handed Left-arm fast medium Jamaica ODI & T20I - 19
Anderson Phillip 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Trinidad and Tobago Test & ODI - 48
Dominic Drakes 24 Left-handed Left-arm medium fast Barbados T20I -

Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard has played in limited-overs internationals during this period but have since announced their retirement from international cricket.

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name
Team manager Rawl Lewis
Director of cricket Jimmy Adams
Head coach Phil Simmons
Assistant coach Trevor Penney
Batting coach Monty Desai
Bowling coach Roddy Estwick
Fielding coach Rayon Griffith

In popular cultureEdit

A British documentary film titled Fire in Babylon released in 2010. The documentary featured archival footage and interviews with several cricketers. The film was written and directed by Stevan Riley and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary.

The documentary was about the domination of West Indies team of 1970s and 1980s, widely regarded as one of the greatest cricket teams in the history having not lost a test series for 15 years. It revolves around how the West Indies triumphed over its former colonial masters of England and racism in those days against Black peoples.[51][52]

See alsoEdit

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