Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team

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Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Captain: Denesh Ramdin
Coach: Kelvin Williams
Colors: Red white black
Founded: 1869
Home ground: Queen's Park Oval
Capacity: 40,000
Four Day wins: 4 (plus 1 shared)
WICB Cup wins: 10 (plus 1 shared)
Twenty20 wins: 3

The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago.

The team takes part in inter-regional cricket competitions in the Caribbean, such as the West Indies' Professional Cricket League (which includes the Regional Four Day Competition and the NAGICO Regional Super50) under the franchise name Trinidad and Tobago Red Force,[1] with the best players selected for the West Indies team, which plays international cricket. Though a team represented T&T in the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Trinidad and Tobago have won the Regional Four Day Competition five times and the WICB Cup ten times. They are the current Caribbean Twenty20 champions.

Team history[edit]

Port of Spain's Brian Lara holds the record for the highest Test score and formerly held the record for the most Test runs.

Teams from Trinidad played first-class cricket from 1869, when Trinidad took on Demerara for two matches, winning one and losing one. They also participated in the Inter-Colonial Tournament between Barbados, British Guiana (formerly Demerara), and themselves, playing in all 28 tournaments that were held between 1891–92 and 1938–39. From the late 1880s, Tobago was incorporated into the crown colony of Trinidad as a ward.

After independence in 1962, the team changed its name to reflect the official name of the country, Trinidad and Tobago, and when the Shell Shield began in 1965–66 the team competed under the name of Trinidad and Tobago. They won their first title on their fourth outing, in 1969–70, and also won the next year's competition, but since then Trinidad and Tobago have only taken three titles in 35 seasons. During this time cricketers from Trinidad competed in the Beaumont Cup which had first class status.

In one-day cricket, Trinidad and Tobago won four titles in eight seasons from 1989–90 to 1996–97, and also won the 2004–05 one-day title.

T&T cricket team participated and were runners-up at the inaugural Champions' league T-20.The team stayed unbeaten until the finals.


Name Age Batting style Bowling style Test FC Notes
First-class Captain
Denesh Ramdin 30 Right-handed n/a 59 122 West Indian Test captain
List-A Captain
Dwayne Bravo 31 Right-handed Right medium-fast 40 100 West Indian ODI Capatin
Rayad Emrit 34 Right-handed Right medium-fast - 68
Jonathan Augustus 27 Right-handed Off Break - 3
Adrian Barath 24 Right-handed Off Break 15 58
Darren Bravo 26 Left-handed Right medium 30 66
Evin Lewis 23 Left-handed n/a - 10
Jason Mohammed 28 Right-handed Off Break - 41
Lendl Simmons 30 Right-handed Right medium 8 90
Stephen Katwaroo 22 Right-handed n/a - 10
Nicolas Pooran 19 Left-handed n/a - -
Kevon Cooper 26 Rightt-handed Right medium - 2
Yannick Cariah 22 Left-handed Leg Break - 15
Akeal Hosein 21 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox - 5
Imran Khan 30 Right-handed Leg Break - 52
Yannick Ottley 23 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox - 8
Kieron Pollard 27 Right-handed Right medium - 26
Navin Stewart 21 Right-handed Right medium-fast - 4
Samuel Badree 34 Right-handed Leg Break - 12
Sherwin Ganga 33 Left-handed Off break - 40
Amit Jaggernauth 31 Right-handed Off break 1 69
Ricky Jaipaul 23 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox - 3
Sunil Narine 26 Right-handed Off break 6 13
Fast Bowlers
Daron Cruickshank 26 Right-handed Right medium - 3
Shannon Gabriel 26 Right-handed Right fast 7 45
Ravi Rampaul 29 Left-handed Right medium-fast 18 62
Marlon Richards 26 Right-handed Right medium - 9


Notable players[edit]

Learie Constantine, Trinidad all-rounder

The list of prominent cricketers who have represented Trinidad and Tobago includes:


  • Domestic one-day competition (10): 1978–79, 1980–81, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1995–1996 (shared), 1996–1997, 2004–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2009, 2009–2010


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