- World Cup:
- Champions (2): 1975, 1979
- Runners-up (1): 1983
- T20 World Cup:
- Champions (2): 2012, 2016
- Champions Trophy:
- Champions (1): 2004
- Runners-up (2): 1998, 2006
Statistics and records
Innings totals exceeding 700: Highest scores made by West Indies:
- 790 for 3 declared against Pakistan in Kingston during the 1957–58 season.
- 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 during the 2008–2009 season.
Highest scores made against West Indies:
- 849 by England in Kingston in 1929–30.
- 758 for 8 declared by Australia in Kingston in 1954–55.
Innings totals below 60: Lowest scores made by West Indies:
- 47 against England in Kingston during the 2003–04 season.
- 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 due to surrender).
Lowest scores made against West Indies:
- 46 by England in Port of Spain in 1993–94.
- 51 by England in Kingston in 2008–09.
Triple centuries scored for West Indies:
- Brian Lara scored 400 not out against England at St John’s in 2003–04.
- Brian Lara scored 375 against England at St John’s in 1993–94.
- Garry Sobers scored 365 not out against Pakistan at Kingston in 1957–58.
- Chris Gayle scored 333 against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2010–11.
- Chris Gayle scored 317 against South Africa at St John’s in 2004–05.
- Lawrence Rowe scored 302 against England at Bridgetown in 1973–74.
Notable bowling performances:
- Michael Holding took 14 wickets for 149 runs against England at the Oval in 1976.
- Courtney Walsh took 13 wickets for 55 runs against New Zealand in Wellington in 1994–95.
- Shanon Gabriel took 13 wickets for 121 runs against Sri Lanka.
- Andy Roberts took 12 wickets for 121 runs against India in Madras in 1974.
- Wes Hall achieved a hat-trick against Pakistan in 1959.
- Lance Gibbs achieved a hat-trick against Australia in 1961.
- Courtney Walsh achieved a hat-trick against Australia in 1988.
- Jermaine Lawson achieved a hat-trick against Australia in 2003.
One-day matches: In one-day internationals, Jerome Taylor accomplished a hat-trick on 19 October 2006 at Mumbai in an ICC Champions Trophy league match against Australia.
At the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup, Kemar Roach became the sixth bowler to claim a World Cup hat-trick against the Netherlands.
|West Indian Test match captains|
|9||John Goddard||1947/48–1951/52, 1957|
|16||Clive Lloyd||1974/75–1977/78, 1979/80–1984/85|
|19||Viv Richards||1980, 1983/84–1991|
|24||Brian Lara||1996/97–1999/2000, 2002/03–2004, 2006–2007|
|33||Floyd Reifer||2009 (due to contract dispute)|
|37||Kraigg Brathwaite||2017, 2021–present|
This is a list of every active player who is contracted to West Indies, has played for West Indies since June 2022 or was named in the recent Test, ODI or T20I squad. Uncapped players are listed in italics.
Updated: 26 June 2023
- Forms – This refers to the formats they’ve played for West Indies in the past year, not over their whole West Indies career
- S/N – Shirt number
|Name||Age||Batting style||Bowling style||Domestic team||Forms||S/N||Captain||Last Test||Last ODI||Last T20I|
|Jermaine Blackwood||31||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Jamaica||Test, ODI||27||Test (VC)||2023||2022||—|
|Nkrumah Bonner||34||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Leeward Islands||Test||89||2022||2022||2012|
|Kraigg Brathwaite||30||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Barbados||Test||11||Test (C)||2023||2017||—|
|Shamarh Brooks||34||Right-handed||—||Barbados||Test, ODI, T20I||13||2022||2023||2022|
|Keacy Carty||26||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Leeward Islands||ODI||96||—||2023||—|
|Brandon King||28||Right-handed||—||Jamaica||ODI, T20I||53||—||2023||2023|
|Evin Lewis||31||Left-handed||—||Trinidad and Tobago||T20I||17||—||2021||2022|
|Rovman Powell||29||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Jamaica||ODI, T20I||52||T20I (C), ODI (VC)||—||2023||2023|
|Alick Athanaze||24||Left-handed||—||Windward Islands||ODI||–||—||2023||—|
|Roston Chase||31||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Barbados||Test, ODI, T20I||10||2023||2023||2023|
|Kavem Hodge||30||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Windward Islands||ODI||–||—||2023||—|
|Jason Holder||31||Right-handed||Right-arm medium fast||Barbados||Test, ODI, T20I||98||2023||2023||2023|
|Kyle Mayers||30||Left-handed||Right-arm medium||Barbados||Test, ODI, T20I||71||T20I (VC)||2023||2023||2023|
|Keemo Paul||25||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Guyana||ODI, T20I||84||2019||2023||2022|
|Raymon Reifer||32||Left-handed||Left-arm medium fast||Guyana||Test, ODI, T20I||87||2023||2023||2023|
|Romario Shepherd||28||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Guyana||ODI, T20I||16||—||2022||2023|
|Odean Smith||26||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Jamaica||ODI, T20I||58||—||2023||2023|
|Johnson Charles||34||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox||Windward Islands||ODI, T20I||25||—||2023||2023|
|Joshua da Silva||25||Right-handed||—||Trinidad and Tobago||Test||35||2023||2021||—|
|Shai Hope||29||Right-handed||—||Barbados||ODI||4||ODI (C)||2021||2023||2022|
|Nicholas Pooran||27||Left-handed||Right-arm off break||Trinidad and Tobago||ODI, T20I||29||—||2023||2023|
|Devon Thomas||33||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Leeward Islands||Test, T20I||38||2022||2013||2022|
|Yannic Cariah||31||Left-handed||Right-arm leg spin||Trinidad and Tobago||ODI, T20I||59||—||2023||2022|
|Akeal Hosein||30||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Trinidad and Tobago||ODI, T20I||21||—||2023||2023|
|Gudakesh Motie||28||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||Guyana||Test, ODI||64||2023||2022||2021|
|Kevin Sinclair||23||Right-handed||Right-arm off spin||Guyana||ODI||77||—||2023||2021|
|Hayden Walsh||31||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break||Leeward Islands||ODI, T20I||86||—||2022||2022|
|Sheldon Cottrell||33||Right-handed||Left-arm fast medium||Jamaica||T20I||19||2014||2021||2023|
|Shannon Gabriel||35||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Trinidad and Tobago||Test||20||2023||2019||2013|
|Akeem Jordan||28||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||St Kitts & Nevis Patriots||ODI||–||—||2023||—|
|Alzarri Joseph||26||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Leeward Islands||Test, ODI, T20I||8||2023||2023||2023|
|Obed McCoy||26||Left-handed||Left-arm fast medium||Trinidad and Tobago||T20I||61||—||2018||2022|
|Marquino Mindley||28||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Jamaica||Test||85||2022||—||—|
|Anderson Phillip||26||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Trinidad and Tobago||Test, ODI||48||2022||2022||—|
|Kemar Roach||34||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Barbados||Test||24||2023||2022||2012|
|Jayden Seales||21||Left-handed||Right-arm fast medium||Windward Islands||Test, ODI||33||2022||2022||—|
|Team manager||Rawl Lewis|
|Head coach||Andre Coley|
|Strength & Conditioning Coach||Ronald Rogers|
|Media & Content Officer||Dario Barthley|
|Team manager||Rawl Lewis|
|Head coach||Daren Sammy|
|Strength & Conditioning Coach||Ronald Rogers|
|Media & Content Officer||Dario Barthley|
- 1992–1995: Rohan Kanhai
- 1995–1996: Andy Roberts
- 1996–1999: Malcolm Marshall
- 1999: Viv Richards (interim)
- 2000–2003: Roger Harper
- 2003–2004: Gus Logie
- 2004–2007: Bennett King
- 2007: David Moore (interim)
- 2007–2009: John Dyson
- 2009–2010: David Williams (interim)
- 2010–2014: Ottis Gibson
- 2015–2016: Phil Simmons
- 2017–2018: Stuart Law
- 2018: Nic Pothas (interim)
- 2019: Richard Pybus (interim)
- 2019: Floyd Reifer (interim)
- 2019–2022: Phil Simmons
- 2022: Andre Coley (interim)
- 2023: Andre Coley (Test) and Daren Sammy (Limited overs)
- 2023: present- Daren Sammy
In popular culture
The documentary film “Fire in Babylon,” released in 2010, takes viewers on a captivating journey through the dominance of the West Indies cricket team in the 1970s and 1980s. Directed and written by Stevan Riley, the film combines archival footage and interviews with cricketers to provide a compelling narrative.
“Fir in Babylon” focuses on the West Indies team’s remarkable achievements, widely recognized as one of the greatest in cricket history. Notably, they remained unbeaten in Test series for an impressive 15-year period. The documentary delves into the team’s triumphs over their former colonial masters, England, and highlights the prevailing racism faced by Black individuals during that era.
The film showcases the West Indies’ rise to power, led by inspirational figures such as captain Clive Lloyd. It explores how the team’s unity and resilience enabled them to overcome numerous challenges, both on and off the field. The fast bowling quartet of Michael Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, and Colin Croft, known as the “Four Horsemen,” is extensively featured, depicting their fearsome reputation and impact.
Through the documentary, viewers gain insights into the West Indies’ unwavering determination to succeed, despite facing racial discrimination and social inequalities. It showcases the team’s role in challenging and reshaping the perception of Black athletes in cricket and society.
“Fire in Babylon” received critical acclaim and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award for Best Documentary. The film captivates audiences with its powerful storytelling, compelling visuals, and thought-provoking interviews, painting a vivid picture of the West Indies team’s extraordinary journey during their golden era.
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- West Indies A cricket team
- West Indies High Performance Centre
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