Barbados national cricket team

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Barbados
Captain: Ryan Hinds
Coach: Vasbert Drakes
Colors: Blue yellow black
Home ground: Kensington Oval
Capacity: 28,000
Four Day wins: 19 (plus 1 shared)
WICB Cup wins: 5 (plus 1 shared)
Twenty20 wins: 0
Official website: Barbados Cricket Association

The Barbadian cricket team is the representative first class cricket team of Barbados.

It does not take part in any international competitions (the 1998 Commonwealth Games tournament being an exception), but rather in inter-regional competitions in the Caribbean, such as the West Indies' Professional Cricket League (which includes Regional Four Day Competition and the NAGICO Regional Super50), and the best players may be selected for the West Indies team, which plays international cricket. The team competes in the Professional Cricket League under the franchise name Barbados Pride.[1]

Barbados has traditionally been the strongest four-day team of the Caribbean islands, winning 19 first class titles outright, and one shared – 12 more than any other team. However, their record in one-day cricket is less impressive, with only four official titles plus the 1972–73 Banks Trophy, whose status is uncertain.

Barbados' dominance in first-class cricket since the Shell Shield was instituted in 1965-6 came in two periods – first in the 1970s, winning five Shell Shield titles in succession (including a shared title with Trinidad and Tobago), and from 1994–95 to 2003–04, when they won six titles out of a possible ten. However, they finished last in the 2004-05 Carib Beer Cup.

The most prominent Barbadian cricketers include George Challenor, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge, Wes Hall, Desmond Haynes, Conrad Hunte, Malcolm Marshall, Garry Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes and Frank Worrell.

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
?? Martin Nurse (1985-06-11) 11 June 1985 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm medium pace
?? Jonathan Carter (1987-11-16) 16 November 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm medium pace
34 Dale Richards (1976-07-16) 16 July 1976 (age 38) Right-handed Right arm medium pace
?? Kirk Edwards (1984-11-03) 3 November 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break
?? Alcindo Holder (1982-09-24) 24 September 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break
?? Kenroy Williams (1984-08-09) 9 August 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break
?? Kraigg Brathwaite (1992-12-01) 1 December 1992 (age 22) Right-handed
?? Jason Haynes (1981-03-07) 7 March 1981 (age 33) Left-handed
All-rounders
?? Ryan Hinds (1981-02-17) 17 February 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Captain
50 Dwayne Smith (1983-04-12) 12 April 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium pace
? Carlos Brathwaite (1988-07-18) 18 July 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
?? Kevin Stoute (1985-11-12) 12 November 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
?? Khalid Springer (1982-07-03) 3 July 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
?? Patrick Browne (1982-01-26) 26 January 1982 (age 32) Right-handed
?? Shane Dowrich (1991-10-30) 30 October 1991 (age 23) Right-handed
?? Rashidi Boucher (1990-07-17) 17 July 1990 (age 24) Right-handed
Bowlers
99 Sulieman Benn (1981-07-22) 22 July 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
36 Tino Best (1981-08-26) 26 August 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast
24 Kemar Roach (1988-06-30) 30 June 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast
20 Fidel Edwards (1982-02-06) 6 February 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast
?? Corey Edwards (1983-09-02) 2 September 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
?? Pedro Collins (1976-08-12) 12 August 1976 (age 38) Right-handed Left arm fast-medium
?? Jason Holder (1991-11-05) 5 November 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
?? Nikolai Charles (1986-10-01) 1 October 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm leg break

Source: List A squad & First-class squad

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