West Indies


Rankings:  ODI - 8th, Test - 8th, Twenty20 - 7th

WI Bio

The West Indies cricket team, also sometimes referred to as the “Windies”, is a multi-national cricket team representing a sporting association of a dozen English-speaking Caribbean countries and British dependencies that form the British West Indies. The beginnings of West Indies cricket go back to 1890s, when the first representative sides were selected to play visiting English teams. The team is administered by the West Indies Cricket Board. The Windies were granted Test status in 1928 when they played their first official international match. The team has been home to some of the most spectacular cricketers ever to grace the gentleman’s game. By the seventies, the West Indies were unofficially crowned world champions, a status they retained throughout the 1980s.

West Indies were known for their four-man pace battery, supported by some of the best batsmen in the world. The eighties saw them set a then-record streak of 11 consecutive Test victories in 1984 and inflict two 5–0 "blackwashes" against their old foe, England. One look at the names of West Indian greats and it is no wonder that the likes of Frank Worrell, Sir Garfield Sobers, Rohan Kanhai, Clive Lloyd, Alvin Kallicharran, Malcolm Marshall, Joel Garner, Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Richie Richardson, Courtney Walsh, Brian Lara, Curtly Ambrose are names that can inspire awe even today. However, all good things do not last forever and there has been a sharp decline in West Indian cricket largely due to the failure of the WICB to make the game more professional along with the economic deterioration in the West Indian countries. Even then, the team boasts of destructive batsmen in the form of Chris Gayle and fine players such as Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, etc.

West Indies won two successive World Cups, in 1975 and 1979 and became the first cricket team to do so, until Australia surpassed the record. However, with the passage of time their form saw an eventual drip and they could not achieve anything substantial in the years that followed. 

WI Records

In:
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 111 32 54 1 24 29
 
Bangladesh 12 8 2 0 2 67
 
England 148 53 45 0 50 36
 
India 90 30 16 0 44 33
 
New Zealand 45 13 13 0 19 29
 
Pakistan 46 15 16 0 15 33
 
South Africa 25 3 16 0 6 12
 
Sri Lanka 15 3 6 0 6 20
 
Zimbabwe 8 6 0 0 2 75
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Brian Lara - 400 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Brian Lara. Total: 11912 runs in 130 matches with a batting average of 53.17
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Courtney Walsh. Total: 519 wickets in 132 matches with an average economy of 2.53
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 135 59 70 3 3 44
 
Bangladesh 28 19 7 0 2 68
 
Bermuda 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Canada 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
England 88 42 42 0 4 48
 
India 112 59 50 1 2 53
 
Ireland 5 4 0 0 1 80
 
Kenya 6 5 1 0 0 83
 
Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 60 30 23 0 7 50
 
Pakistan 126 68 55 3 0 54
 
Scotland 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 52 12 38 1 1 23
 
Sri Lanka 51 27 21 0 3 53
 
Zimbabwe 44 34 9 0 1 77
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Vivian Richards - 189 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Brian Lara. Total: 10348 runs in 295 matches with a batting average of 40.90
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Courtney Walsh. Total: 227 wickets in 205 matches with an average economy of 3.83
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 11 6 5 0 0 55
 
Bangladesh 6 3 2 0 1 50
 
England 12 8 4 0 0 67
 
India 4 2 2 0 0 50
 
Ireland 4 2 1 0 1 50
 
New Zealand 10 3 4 3 0 30
 
Pakistan 4 2 2 0 0 50
 
South Africa 6 1 5 0 0 17
 
Sri Lanka 6 1 5 0 0 17
 
Zimbabwe 3 2 1 0 0 67
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Chris Gayle - 117 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Chris Gayle. Total: 1239 runs in 43 matches with a batting average of 32.60
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Darren Sammy. Total: 43 wickets in 55 matches with an average economy of 7.02

All West-Indies players

  1. 0-9
  2. A
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. E
  7. F
  8. G
  9. H
  10. I
  11. J
  12. K
  13. L
  14. M
  15. N
  16. O
  17. P
  18. Q
  19. R
  20. S
  21. T
  22. U
  23. V
  24. W
  25. X
  26. Y
  27. Z
  1. A
    1. Adam Sanford
    2. Adrian Barath
    3. Adrian Griffith
    4. Albert Padmore
    5. Alf Valentine
    6. Alfie Roberts
    7. Alfred Binns
    8. Alfred Scott
    9. Allan Rae
    10. Alvin Greenidge
    11. Alvin Kallicharran
    12. Amit Jaggernauth
    13. Andre Fletcher
    14. Andre Russell
    15. Andy Ganteaume
    16. Andy Roberts
    17. Anisa Mohammed
    18. Anthony Martin
    19. Archie Wiles
    20. Arthur Barrett
    21. Ashley Nurse
    22. Assad Fudadin
    23. Austin Richards
  2. B
    1. Bam Bam Weekes
    2. Barrington Browne
    3. Barto Bartlett
    4. Basil Butcher
    5. Basil Williams
    6. Ben Sealey
    7. Berkeley Gaskin
    8. Bernard Julien
    9. Bertie Clarke
    10. Brandon Bess
    11. Brendan Nash
    12. Brenton Parchment
    13. Brian Lara
    14. Britney Cooper
    15. Bruce Pairaudeau
    16. Bryan Davis
    17. Bunny Butler
  3. C
    1. Cameron Cuffy
    2. Cammie Smith
    3. Carl Hooper
    4. Carl Tuckett
    5. Carlisle Best
    6. Carlos Brathwaite
    7. Carlton Baugh
    8. Chadwick Walton
    9. Charles Jones
    10. Charlie Davis
    11. Charlie Griffith
    12. Charlie Stayers
    13. Charran Singh
    14. Chester Watson
    15. Chris Gayle
    16. Christopher Barnwell
    17. Clairmonte Depeiaza
    18. Clarence Passailaigue
    19. Clayton Lambert
    20. Cliff McWatt
    21. Clifford Roach
    22. Clive Lloyd
    23. Clyde Butts
    24. Clyde Walcott
    25. Colin Croft
    26. Colin Stuart
    27. Collie Smith
    28. Collis King
    29. Conrad Hunte
    30. Corey Collymore
    31. Courtney Browne
    32. Courtney Walsh
    33. Curtly Ambrose
    34. Cyril Christiani
    35. Cyril Merry
  4. D
    1. Dale Richards
    2. Danza Hyatt
    3. Daren Ganga
    4. Daren Powell
    5. Darren Bravo
    6. Darren Sammy
    7. Daryl Brown
    8. Dave Mohammed
    9. David Allan
    10. David Bernard
    11. David Holford
    12. David Joseph
    13. David Murray
    14. David Williams
    15. Deandra Dottin
    16. Deighton Butler
    17. Denesh Ramdin
    18. Denis Atkinson
    19. Derek Sealey
    20. Derick Parry
    21. Derwin Christian
    22. Deryck Murray
    23. Desmond Haynes
    24. Desmond Lewis
    25. Devendra Bishoo
    26. Devon Smith
    27. Devon Thomas
    28. Dickie Fuller
    29. Dinanath Ramnarine
    30. Donovan Pagon
    31. Dwayne Bravo
    32. Dwayne Smith
    33. Dwight Washington
  5. E
    1. Easton McMorris
    2. Edwin St Hill
    3. Eldine Baptiste
    4. Elquemedo Willett
    5. Eric Atkinson
    6. Errol Hunte
    7. Esmond Kentish
    8. Everton Mattis
    9. Ezra Moseley
  6. F
    1. Faoud Bacchus
    2. Fidel Edwards
    3. Floyd Reifer
    4. Foffie Williams
    5. Frank De Caires
    6. Frank King
    7. Frank Worrell
    8. Franklyn Rose
    9. Freddie Martin
  7. G
    1. Gareth Breese
    2. Garey Mathurin
    3. Gary Sobers
    4. Gavin Tonge
    5. Geoff Greenidge
    6. George Carew
    7. George Challenor
    8. George Francis
    9. George Gladstone
    10. George Headley
    11. George Mudie
    12. Gerry Alexander
    13. Gerry Gomez
    14. Glendon Gibbs
    15. Gordon Greenidge
    16. Grayson Shillingford
    17. Gus Logie
  8. H
    1. Hamish Anthony
    2. Hammond Furlonge
    3. Henderson Bryan
    4. Herbert Chang
    5. Herman Griffith
    6. Hines Johnson
  9. I
    1. Ian Allen
    2. Ian Bishop
    3. Ian Bradshaw
    4. Imtiaz Imtiaz Ali
    5. Inshan Ali
    6. Irvine Shillingford
    7. Ivan Barrow
    8. Ivan Madray
    9. Ivor Mendonca
  10. J
    1. Jack Noreiga
    2. Jackie Grant
    3. Jackie Hendriks
    4. James Neblett
    5. Jason Holder
    6. Jason Mohammed
    7. Jaswick Taylor
    8. Jeff Dujon
    9. Jeffrey Stollmeyer
    10. Jermaine Blackwood
    11. Jermaine Lawson
    12. Jerome Taylor
    13. Jimmy Adams
    14. Jimmy Cameron
    15. Joe Small
    16. Joe Solomon
    17. Joel Garner
    18. Joey Carew
    19. John Cameron
    20. John Goddard
    21. John Holt
    22. John Shepherd
    23. John Trim
    24. Johnson Charles
    25. Jonathan Carter
    26. Juliana Nero
    27. June Ogle
    28. Junior Murray
  11. K
    1. Karl Nunes
    2. Keith Arthurton
    3. Keith Boyce
    4. Keith Semple
    5. Kemar Roach
    6. Ken Wishart
    7. Kenneth Benjamin
    8. Kenneth Rickards
    9. Kerry Jeremy
    10. Kieran Powell
    11. Kieron Pollard
    12. Kirk Edwards
    13. Kraigg Brathwaite
    14. Krishmar Santokie
    15. Kycia Knight
    16. Kyshona Knight
  12. L
    1. Lance Gibbs
    2. Lance Pierre
    3. Larry Gomes
    4. Laurie Williams
    5. Lawrence Rowe
    6. Learie Constantine
    7. Len Baichan
    8. Lendl Simmons
    9. Leon Garrick
    10. Leon Johnson
    11. Leslie Hylton
    12. Leslie Walcott
    13. Leslie Wight
    14. Lester King
    15. Lincoln Roberts
    16. Lionel Baker
    17. Lionel Birkett
  13. M
    1. Mahendra Nagamootoo
    2. Malcolm Marshall
    3. Manny Martindale
    4. Marlon Black
    5. Marlon Samuels
    6. Maurice Fernandes
    7. Maurice Foster
    8. Merissa Aguilleira
    9. Mervyn Dillon
    10. Mervyn Grell
    11. Michael Frederick
    12. Michael Holding
    13. Miguel Cummins
    14. Mike Findlay
    15. Miles Bascombe
    16. Milton Pydanna
    17. Milton Small
  14. N
    1. Narsingh Deonarine
    2. Natasha McLean
    3. Nehemiah Perry
    4. Neil McGarrell
    5. Nelon Pascal
    6. Nelson Betancourt
    7. Nikita Miller
    8. Nixon McLean
    9. Nkrumah Bonner
    10. Norbert Phillip
    11. Norman Marshall
    12. Nyron Asgarali
  15. O
    1. Omar Phillips
    2. Omari Banks
    3. Oscar Da Costa
    4. Ottis Gibson
  16. P
    1. Patrick Browne
    2. Patrick Patterson
    3. Patterson Thompson
    4. Pedro Collins
    5. Peter Lashley
    6. Phil Simmons
    7. Philo Wallace
    8. Prior Jones
    9. Prof Edwards
    10. Puss Achong
  17. R
    1. Rajindra Dhanraj
    2. Ralph Legall
    3. Ramnaresh Sarwan
    4. Rangy Nanan
    5. Raphick Jumadeen
    6. Ravi Rampaul
    7. Rawle Lewis
    8. Rayad Emrit
    9. Reg Scarlett
    10. Reon King
    11. Ricardo Powell
    12. Richard Austin
    13. Richard Gabriel
    14. Richie Richardson
    15. Ridley Jacobs
    16. Robert Christiani
    17. Robert Haynes
    18. Robert Samuels
    19. Robin Bynoe
    20. Roger Harper
    21. Rohan Kanhai
    22. Roland Holder
    23. Rolph Grant
    24. Ron Headley
    25. Roy Fredericks
    26. Roy Gilchrist
    27. Roy Marshall
    28. Roy Miller
    29. Royston Crandon
    30. Runako Morton
    31. Ryan Austin
    32. Ryan Hinds
    33. Ryan Hurley
    34. Ryan Ramdass
  18. S
    1. Sammy Guillen
    2. Samuel Badree
    3. Sew Shivnarine
    4. Sewnarine Chattergoon
    5. Seymour Nurse
    6. Shakera Selman
    7. Shane Shillingford
    8. Shanel Daley
    9. Shannon Gabriel
    10. Shaquana Quintyne
    11. Shawn Findlay
    12. Sheldon Cottrell
    13. Shemaine Campbelle
    14. Sherwin Campbell
    15. Shivnarine Chanderpaul
    16. Sir Everton Weekes
    17. Snuffy Browne
    18. Sonny Ramadhin
    19. Stacy-Ann King
    20. Stafanie Taylor
    21. Stephanie Power
    22. Steve Camacho
    23. Stuart Williams
    24. Subrina Munroe
    25. Sulieman Benn
    26. Sunil Narine
    27. Suruj Ragoonath
    28. Sylvester Clarke
    29. Sylvester Joseph
  19. T
    1. Teddy Hoad
    2. Thelston Payne
    3. Tino Best
    4. Tom Dewdney
    5. Tommy Scott
    6. Tony Gray
    7. Tony Howard
    8. Tony White
    9. Travis Dowlin
    10. Tremayne Smartt
    11. Tyrel Johnson
  20. U
    1. Uton Dowe
  21. V
    1. Vanburn Holder
    2. Vanessa Watts
    3. Vasbert Drakes
    4. Veerasammy Permaul
    5. Vibart Wight
    6. Vic Stollmeyer
    7. Vincent Valentine
    8. Vivian Richards
  22. W
    1. Wavell Hinds
    2. Wayne Daniel
    3. Wes Hall
    4. Wilf Ferguson
    5. William Perkins
    6. Willie Rodriguez
    7. Wilton St Hill
    8. Winston Benjamin
    9. Winston Davis
  23. X
    1. Xavier Marshall
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