The West Indies cricket team, popularly known as The Windies, is a men’s cricket team representing a collection of English-speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean region. Administered by Cricket West Indies, this composite team selects players from fifteen Caribbean nation-states and territories. As of 26 November 2022, the West Indies cricket team holds the eighth position in Test rankings, tenth in ODIs, and seventh in T20Is, according to the official ICC rankings.

During the period spanning from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies team was widely regarded as the strongest in the world in both Test and One Day International cricket. Numerous cricketers from the West Indies have been recognized as some of the best in the world, with several of them being inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. This illustrious group includes legends such as 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.Cricket West Indies Logo 2017.png

The West Indies team has achieved significant success in international cricket tournaments. They have won the ICC Cricket World Cup on two occasions, in 1975 and 1979, when it was known as the Prudential Cup. Additionally, they have clinched the ICC T20 World Cup twice, in 2012 and 2016, during the period when it was called the World Twenty20. The team also emerged victorious in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004 and the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2016. Furthermore, they have reached the finals of the Cricket World Cup (1983), Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2006). Notably, the West Indies appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals from 1975 to 1983 and were the first team to achieve back-to-back World Cup wins in 1975 and 1979. However, these records have since been surpassed by Australia, who reached four consecutive World Cup finals from 1996 to 2007, winning three consecutive titles in the process.

The West Indies have had the privilege of hosting two major international cricket tournaments: the 2007 Cricket World Cup and the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. These events provided a platform for showcasing the region’s passion for the sport and its rich cricketing heritage.

Nickname(s) Windies
Association Cricket West Indies
Personnel
Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite
One Day captain Shai Hope
T20I captain Rovman Powell
Coach Andre Coley (Test)
Daren Sammy (Limited overs)[1]
History
Test status acquired 1928
International Cricket Council
ICC status Full Member (1926)
ICC region Americas
ICC Rankings Current[3] Best-ever
Test 8th 1st (1 January 1964)
ODI 10th 1st (1 June 1981)
T20I 8th 1st (10 January 2016)[2]
Tests
First Test v.  England at Lord’sLondon; 23–26 June 1928
Last Test v.  South Africa at Wanderers StadiumJohannesburg; 8–11 March 2023
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 571 182/208
(180 draws, 1 tie)
This year[5] 4 1/2 (1 draw)
World Test Championship appearances 2 (first in 2019–2021)
Best result 8th place (2019–20212021–2023)
One Day Internationals
First ODI v.  England at HeadingleyLeeds; 5 September 1973
Last ODI v.  Netherlands at Takashinga Cricket ClubHarare; 26 June 2023
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 861 416/404
(11 ties, 30 no results)
This year[7] 9 6/2
(1 tie, 0 no results)
World Cup appearances 12 (first in 1975)
Best result Champions (19751979)
World Cup Qualifier appearances 1 (first in 2018)
Best result Runners-up (2018)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20I v.  New Zealand at Eden ParkAuckland; 16 February 2006
Last T20I v.  South Africa at Wanderers StadiumJohannesburg; 28 March 2023
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[8] 179 73/93
(3 ties, 10 no results)
This year[9] 3 2/1
(0 ties, 0 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances 8 (first in 2007)
Best result Champions (20122016)

Affiliates in Cricket West Indies

Cricket West Indies, the governing body for cricket in the region, comprises six cricket associations: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Windward Islands. The Leeward Islands Cricket Association consists of three cricket associations representing two sovereign states (Antigua and Barbuda and 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 from four sovereign states (Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines).

Additionally, the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands, two British Overseas Territories that were historically part of the former West Indies Federation, have their own national teams at present.

The region also has national teams representing various islands, which maintain their local identities and support local favorites. These national teams participate in the West Indian first-class competition known as the Regional Four Day Competition, previously referred to as the Busta Cup, Shell Shield, Carib Beer Cup, and other names. It is common for international teams to play warm-up games against these island teams before facing the combined West Indies team.

The total population of the countries and territories involved is approximately 6 million people, comparable to fellow Full Members New Zealand and Ireland, as well as prominent Associate Member Scotland.

The member associations of Cricket West Indies are as follows:

  • Barbados Cricket Association (BCA)
  • Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)
  • Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA)
  • Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA), which includes:
    • Anguilla Cricket Association
    • Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association
    • British Virgin Islands Cricket Association
    • Montserrat Cricket Association
    • Nevis Cricket Association (representing the island of Nevis)
    • Saint Kitts Cricket Association (representing the island of Saint Kitts)
    • Sint Maarten Cricket Association
    • United States Virgin Islands Cricket Association
  • Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB)
  • Windward Islands Cricket Board of Control (WICBC), which includes:
    • Dominica Cricket Association
    • Grenada Cricket Association
    • Saint Lucia Cricket Association
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association

History

The West Indies cricket team has a rich history that dates back to the 1890s when representative sides were formed to play against visiting English teams. In 1926, the Wet Indies Cricket Board (WICB) became a member of the Imperial Cricket Conference, the international governing body for the sport at the time. The team played its first official international match and gained Test status in 1928, making them the fourth Test-playing nation. During the 1930s, the West Indies team consisted of players representing the British colonies that would eventually form the West Indies Federation, along with British Guiana.

The outbreak of the Second World War interrupted cricket, and it wasn’t until January 1948 that the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) toured the West Indies. In that first match after the war, only a few players had prior Test cricket experience. In the same year, Wilfred Ferguson became the first West Indian bowler to take ten wickets in a Test, followed by Hines Johnson, the first fast bowler to achieve the feat.

A significant milestone came on June 29, 1950, when the West Indies defeated England for the first time at Lord’s. This victory, engineered by Ramadhin and Alf Valentine, was celebrated in a calypso by Lord Beginner. Later that year, the West Indies clinched a 3-1 series win by triumphing at The Oval. The team’s success became more consistent in the 1960s under the leadership of Frank Worrell and Gary Sobers, as the side transitioned from being predominantly white-dominated to black-dominated.

During the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, the West Indies, led by Clive Lloyd, were recognized as unofficial world champions. They were known for their formidable four-man fast bowling attack and a strong batting lineup. In 1976, Michael Holding set a record for the best bowling figures by a West Indies bowler in a Test, taking 14/149 against England at The Oval. The team’s dominance was evident in their record streak of 11 consecutive Test victories in 1984 and their two 5-0 series wins over England, known as “blackwashes.”

However, starting in the 1990s and continuing into the 2000s, West Indian cricket experienced a decline. This was attributed to the failure of the West Indian Cricket Board to professionalize the sport, coupled with economic challenges faced by the countries in the region. The team struggled to maintain its previous level of success. There were some promising moments, such as winning the 2004 Champions Trophy and finishing as runners-up in 2006. Yet, it was the advent of Twenty20 cricket that marked a turning point for the West Indies, as they developed a group of power hitters who could change the game’s outcome. Players like Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, DJ Bravo, Andre Russell, and Carlos Brathwaite played pivotal roles.

The West Indies achieved a significant milestone in 2012 when they won the ICC World Twenty20 by defeating Australia and host country Sri Lanka. This victory marked their first ICC world championship since the 1979 World Cup. In 2016, they went on to win the World Twenty20 again by defeating England, becoming the first team to achieve this feat twice. In a historic achievement, the West Indies also became the first team to win both the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 titles on the same day, with the women’s team defeating three-time defending champion Australia to claim their first ICC world title.

Overall, the West Indies cricket team has experienced ups and downs throughout its illustrious history, leaving an indelible mark on the sport with their moments of triumph and challenges overcome.

Venues

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The West Indies cricket team has played Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) at various stadiums across the Caribbean. As of April 2, 2021, the following eleven stadiums have hosted West Indies matches:

  1. Queen’s Park Oval – Port of Spain, Trinidad (61 Tests / 73 ODIs / 6 T20Is): The Queen’s Park Oval, hosting its first Test match in 1930, is the most frequently used ground in the Caribbean for Test matches. Known for its picturesque setting against Trinidad’s Northern Range, it has a capacity of over 18,000.
  2. Kensington Oval – Bridgetown, Barbados (55 Tests / 44 ODIs / 23 T20Is): Considered the ‘Mecca’ of West Indies cricket, Kensington Oval held the region’s inaugural Test match in 1930. It has a rich history, having hosted two ICC world finals, including the 2007 Cricket World Cup Final and the 2010 World Twenty20 Final. Its current capacity is 11,000.
  3. Bourda – Georgetown, Guyana (30 Tests / 11 ODIs / 0 T20Is): Bourda, hosting its first Test in 1930, is the only Test ground in South America. Noteworthy for being below sea level and having its own moat, the stadium has a capacity of approximately 22,000. It gained attention during an April 1999 One Day International when a pitch invasion led to the match being declared a tie.
  4. Sabina Park – Kingston, Jamaica (54 Tests / 41 ODIs / 6 T20Is): Sabina Park made its Test debut in 1930 and is recognized for the scenic backdrop of the Blue Mountains. The ground witnessed Garry Sobers’ record-breaking 365 not out. In 1998, a Test against England was abandoned due to a dangerous pitch. It currently holds 15,000 spectators.
  5. Antigua Recreation Ground – St John’s, Antigua (22 Tests / 11 ODIs / 0 T20Is): Hosting its first Test in 1981, Antigua Recreation Ground saw three Test triple centuries, including Brian Lara’s world record scores of 375 and 400 not out. It was replaced by a new stadium for the 2007 Cricket World Cup but made a return to international cricket after a Test match was abandoned at the new venue.
  6. Arnos Vale – Kingstown, St Vincent (3 Tests / 23 ODIs / 2 T20Is): Arnos Vale Ground, also known as The Playing Fields, made its Test debut in 1997.
  7. National Cricket Stadium – St George’s, Grenada (4 Tests / 25 ODIs / 6 T20Is): Queen’s Park in Grenada hosted its first Test in 2002.
  8. Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium – Gros Islet, St Lucia (10 Tests / 26 ODIs / 17 T20Is): Formerly known as Beauséjour Cricket Ground, it held its first Test in 2003. The stadium has a capacity of 12,000 and was the first Caribbean venue to host a day-night cricket match. It was renamed in honor of St. Lucian captain Darren Sammy after the West Indies’ victory in the 2016 World Twenty20.
  9. Warner Park Stadium – Basseterre, St Kitts (3 Tests / 18 ODIs / 10 T20Is): Warner Park Sporting Complex hosted its first Test match in 2006. It has a permanent capacity of 8,000, which can be extended for larger events.
  10. Providence Stadium – Georgetown, Guyana (2 Tests / 24 ODIs / 8 T20Is): Providence Stadium, built for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, held its first Test match in 2008. It has a permanent capacity of 15,000 and replaced Bourda as the main Test venue in Guyana.
  11. Sir Vivian Richards Stadium – North Sound, Antigua (12 Tests / 20 ODIs / 4 T20Is): The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, inaugurated for the 2007 Cricket World Cup, hosted its first Test in 2008. It has a permanent capacity of 10,000 and took over from Antigua Recreation Ground as Antigua’s primary Test venue.

Additionally, three other stadiums have hosted ODIs and T20Is but not Test matches. The table below shows the number of ODIs and T20Is played at each of these venues.

ODI and T20I grounds

Name City Country Capacity First match Tests ODIs T20Is Notes
Albion Sports Complex Albion Guyana 15,000 1977 5 0
Mindoo Phillip Park Castries Saint Lucia 1978 2 0
Coolidge Cricket Ground Osbourn Antigua and Barbuda 5,000 2017 4
Brian Lara Stadium San Fernando Trinidad and Tobago 15,000 2022 1

Clothing

In one-day cricket, the West Indies cricket team dons a maroon-colored shirt and trousers. The shirt features the West Indian Cricket Board logo and the name of their suppliers, Castore, on the sleeves. Their one-day cap is maroon with the WICB logo positioned on the left side of the front, accompanied by two yellow stripes.

During first-class cricket matches, in addition to their cricket flannels, West Indian fielders sometimes wear a wide-brimmed maroon sunhat or a maroon baggy cap. The front of the hat showcases the WICB logo, and helmets follow a similar color scheme. The team sweater traditionally had maroon, green, and grey stripes, with gold added to the stripes in the early 2000s. However, the design shifted back to a simple maroon facing when the West Indies started wearing fleeces. In 2020, they reintroduced the classic cable knit sweaters edged with maroon and green. While touring, the team wore maroon caps, but during Test matches in the Caribbean, it was customary for them to wear dark blue caps until the late 1970s. The blazers awarded for home tests were dark blue with white and green facings, and an example can be seen in the museum at Lord’s. After around 1977, both home and away teams began wearing maroon caps, and the blazers featured the same colors.West Indies Cricket Flag pre-199

During World Series Cricket, the West Indies adopted colored uniforms. Initially, their uniform was pink but was later changed to maroon to align with their Test match caps. Grey was introduced as a secondary color. In some uniforms, grey has dominated over the traditional maroon, and certain variations incorporated accents of green, yellow, or white.

Former uniform suppliers for the West Indies team included BLK (2017-2019), Joma (2015-2017), Woodworm (2008-2015), Admiral (2000-2005), Asics (1999 World Cup), UK Sportsgear (1997-1998), ISC (1992-1996), and Adidas (1979-1991).

Previous sponsors for the team were Sandals (2018-2021), Digicel (2005-2018), KFC (2006-2009), Cable & Wireless (2000-2004), Carib Beer (1999-2001), and Kingfisher (1996-1999).

West Indies women’s cricket team

The West Indies women’s cricket team maintains a lower profile compared to the men’s team. They participated in 11 Test matches between 1975–76 and 1979, securing one victory, suffering three defeats, and drawing the remaining games. Since then, they have only played a single additional Test match, which ended in a draw against Pakistan in 2003–04. Their record in One Day Internationals is also sporadic. In the inaugural women’s World Cup held in 1973, teams representing Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica participated, but both sides performed poorly, finishing fifth and sixth out of a field of seven teams. The West Indies women united as a team to play their first ODI in 1979 but did not compete again until the 1993 World Cup. Historically, the team has not been among the leading sides globally. However, they demonstrated improvement since the 2013 World Cup, where they finished as runners-up. Notably, they achieved second place in the International Women’s Cricket Council Trophy, a tournament for women’s national teams in the second tier, in 2003. Their overall record in one-dayers stands at 177 matches played, 80 victories, 91 losses, one tie, and five no results.

Due to the women’s team’s relatively lower profile, there are few widely recognized names in the game. One notable figure is Nadine George, a wicket-keeper/batsman who became the first and, to date, the only West Indian woman to score a century in Test cricket. She accomplished this feat in Karachi, Pakistan during the 2003–04 season. George is actively involved in supporting sports in the West Indies, particularly in her native St Lucia. In recognition of her contributions to the sport, she was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Prince of Wales in 2005.

In 2016, the West Indies women’s team achieved a significant milestone by winning their first ICC world championship – the 2016 Women’s World Twenty20. They accomplished this feat by defeating the three-time defending champion, Australia, by eight wickets at Eden Gardens, with members of the men’s team present in the crowd to show their support.

Tournament History:

ICC World Test Championship

ICC World Test Championship record
Year League stage Final Host Final Final Position
Pos Matches Ded PC Pts PCT
P W L D T
2019–21 8/9 13 3 8 2 0 6 720 194 26.9 Rose Bowl, England DNQ 8th
2021–23 8/9 13 4 7 2 0 2 156 54 34.6 The Oval,England DNQ 8th

Cricket World Cup

World Cup record
Hosts, Year Round Position GP W L T NR
England 1975 Champions 1/8 5 5 0 0 0
England 1979 5 4 0 0 1
England Wales 1983 Runners-up 2/8 8 6 2 0 0
IndiaPakistan 1987 Round 1 5/8 6 3 3 0 0
AustraliaNew Zealand 1992 6/9 8 4 4 0 0
IndiaPakistanSri Lanka 1996 Semi-finals 4/12 7 3 4 0 0
England IrelandScotlandNetherlandsWales1999 Round 1 7/12 5 3 2 0 0
South AfricaZimbabweKenya 2003 7/14 6 3 2 0 1
Cricket West Indies 2007 Super 8 6/16 10 5 5 0 0
India Sri Lanka Bangladesh 2011 Quarter-finals 8/14 7 3 4 0 0
Australia New Zealand 2015 8/14 7 3 4 0 0
England Wales 2019 Group stage 9/10 9 2 6 0 1
India 2023 TBD
Total 12/12 2 Titles 80 43 35 0 2

ICC Trophy/ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

  • 1979-2014: Not eligible (top 8 in ODI rankings and Full Member of ICC)
  • 2018: Runner-up (qualified for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019)
  • 2023: Qualified

ICC T20 World Cup

T20 World Cup record
Hosts, Year Round Position GP W L T NR
South Africa 2007 Group stage 11/12 2 0 2 0 0
England 2009 Semi-finals 4/12 6 3 3 0 0
Cricket West Indies 2010 Super 8 6/12 5 3 2 0 0
Sri Lanka 2012 Champions 1/12 7 3 2 1 1
Bangladesh 2014 Semi-finals 3/16 5 3 2 0 0
India 2016 Champions 1/16 6 5 1 0 0
United Arab Emirates Oman 2021 Super 12’s 9/16 5 1 4 0 0
Australia 2022 Group Stage 15/16 3 1 2 0 0
Cricket West IndiesUnited States 2024 Qualified
Total 8/8 2 titles 39 19 18 1 1

ICC Champions Trophy

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

Honours

  • 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.

Hat-tricks:

  • 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.

Test Captains

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

Current squad

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
Batters
Jermaine Blackwood 31 Right-handed Right-arm off break Jamaica Test, ODI 27 Test (VC) South Africa 2023 New Zealand 2022
Nkrumah Bonner 34 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Leeward Islands Test 89 Australia 2022 Netherlands 2022 Australia 2012
Kraigg Brathwaite 30 Right-handed Right-arm off break Barbados Test 11 Test (C) South Africa 2023 England 2017
Shamarh Brooks 34 Right-handed Barbados Test, ODI, T20I 13 Australia 2022 United Arab Emirates 2023 Zimbabwe 2022
Keacy Carty 26 Right-handed Right-arm medium Leeward Islands ODI 96 United Arab Emirates 2023
Tagenarine Chanderpaul 27 Left-handed Guyana Test 30 South Africa 2023
Shimron Hetmyer 26 Left-handed Guyana T20I 2 Afghanistan 2019 Australia 2021 New Zealand 2022
Brandon King 28 Right-handed Jamaica ODI, T20I 53 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Evin Lewis 31 Left-handed Trinidad and Tobago T20I 17 Australia 2021 Ireland 2022
Rovman Powell 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Jamaica ODI, T20I 52 T20I (C), ODI (VC) Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
All-rounders
Alick Athanaze 24 Left-handed Windward Islands ODI United Arab Emirates 2023
Roston Chase 31 Right-handed Right-arm off break Barbados Test, ODI, T20I 10 South Africa 2023 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Kavem Hodge 30 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Windward Islands ODI United Arab Emirates 2023
Jason Holder 31 Right-handed Right-arm medium fast Barbados Test, ODI, T20I 98 South Africa 2023 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Kyle Mayers 30 Left-handed Right-arm medium Barbados Test, ODI, T20I 71 T20I (VC) South Africa 2023 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Keemo Paul 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Guyana ODI, T20I 84 England 2019 Zimbabwe 2023 India 2022
Raymon Reifer 32 Left-handed Left-arm medium fast Guyana Test, ODI, T20I 87 South Africa 2023 United Arab Emirates 2023 South Africa 2023
Romario Shepherd 28 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Guyana ODI, T20I 16 India 2022 South Africa 2023
Odean Smith 26 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Jamaica ODI, T20I 58 United Arab Emirates 2023 South Africa 2023
Wicket-keepers
Johnson Charles 34 Right-handed Left-arm orthodox Windward Islands ODI, T20I 25 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Joshua da Silva 25 Right-handed Trinidad and Tobago Test 35 South Africa 2023 Bangladesh 2021
Shai Hope 29 Right-handed Barbados ODI 4 ODI (C) Sri Lanka 2021 Zimbabwe 2023 India 2022
Nicholas Pooran 27 Left-handed Right-arm off break Trinidad and Tobago ODI, T20I 29 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Devon Thomas 33 Right-handed Right-arm medium Leeward Islands Test, T20I 38 Australia 2022 Australia 2013 New Zealand 2022
Spin bowlers
Yannic Cariah 31 Left-handed Right-arm leg spin Trinidad and Tobago ODI, T20I 59 United Arab Emirates 2023 Australia 2022
Akeal Hosein 30 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Trinidad and Tobago ODI, T20I 21 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Gudakesh Motie 28 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Guyana Test, ODI 64 South Africa 2023 India 2022 Pakistan 2021
Kevin Sinclair 23 Right-handed Right-arm off spin Guyana ODI 77 United Arab Emirates 2023 South Africa 2021
Hayden Walsh 31 Left-handed Right-arm leg break Leeward Islands ODI, T20I 86 India 2022 New Zealand 2022
Pace bowlers
Sheldon Cottrell 33 Right-handed Left-arm fast medium Jamaica T20I 19 South Africa 2014 Australia 2021 South Africa 2023
Shannon Gabriel 35 Right-handed Right-arm fast Trinidad and Tobago Test 20 South Africa 2023 Sri Lanka 2019 Pakistan 2013
Akeem Jordan 28 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium St Kitts & Nevis Patriots ODI United Arab Emirates 2023
Alzarri Joseph 26 Right-handed Right-arm fast Leeward Islands Test, ODI, T20I 8 South Africa 2023 Zimbabwe 2023 South Africa 2023
Obed McCoy 26 Left-handed Left-arm fast medium Trinidad and Tobago T20I 61 India 2018 Ireland 2022
Marquino Mindley 28 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Jamaica Test 85 Australia 2022
Anderson Phillip 26 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Trinidad and Tobago Test, ODI 48 Australia 2022 Bangladesh 2022
Kemar Roach 34 Right-handed Right-arm fast medium Barbados Test 24 South Africa 2023 India 2022 Bangladesh 2012
Jayden Seales 21 Left-handed Right-arm fast medium Windward Islands Test, ODI 33 Australia 2022 India 2022

Coaching staff

Position Name
Team manager Rawl Lewis
Head coach Andre Coley
Assistant coaches
Physiotherapist Denis Byam
Strength & Conditioning Coach Ronald Rogers
Analyst Avenash Seetaram
Media & Content Officer Dario Barthley

Limited overs

Position Name
Team manager Rawl Lewis
Head coach Daren Sammy
Assistant coaches
Physiotherapist Denis Byam
Strength & Conditioning Coach Ronald Rogers
Analyst Avenash Seetaram
Media & Content Officer Dario Barthley

Coaching history

  1. 1992–1995: Rohan Kanhai
  2. 1995–1996: Andy Roberts
  3. 1996–1999: Malcolm Marshall
  4. 1999: Viv Richards (interim)
  5. 2000–2003: Roger Harper
  6. 2003–2004: Gus Logie
  7. 2004–2007: Bennett King
  8. 2007: David Moore (interim)
  9. 2007–2009: John Dyson
  10. 2009–2010: David Williams (interim)
  11. 2010–2014: Ottis Gibson
  12. 2015–2016: Phil Simmons
  13. 2017–2018: Stuart Law
  14. 2018: Nic Pothas (interim)
  15. 2019: Richard Pybus (interim)
  16. 2019: Floyd Reifer (interim)
  17. 2019–2022: Phil Simmons
  18. 2022: Andre Coley (interim)
  19. 2023: Andre Coley (Test) and Daren Sammy (Limited overs)
  20. 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.

See also

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