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
Colours:      Red      White      Black
Founded: 1869
Home ground: Queen's Park Oval
Capacity: 40,000
Four Day wins: 4 (plus 1 shared)
WICB Cup wins: 9 (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 Regional Four Day Competition and the WICB Cup, 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.

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
1 Daren Ganga (1979-01-14) 14 January 1979 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm off break
3 Jason Mohammed (1986-09-23) 23 September 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
15 Adrian Barath (1990-04-14) 14 April 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
46 Darren Bravo (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 25) Left-handed Left arm medium-fast
54 Lendl Simmons (1985-01-25) 25 January 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
? Justin Guillen (1986-01-02) 2 January 1986 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm off break
? Aneil Kanhai (1982-04-12) 12 April 1982 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm off break
All-rounders
5 Sherwin Ganga (1982-02-13) 13 February 1982 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm off break
20 Kevon Cooper (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
47 Dwayne Bravo (1983-10-07) 7 October 1983 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
55 Kieron Pollard (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
? Richard Kelly (1984-02-19) 19 February 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium
4 Ravindra Rampersad (1988-10-19) 19 October 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
80 Denesh Ramdin (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Captain
40 William Perkins (1986-10-08) 8 October 1986 (age 27) Right-handed
Bowlers
7 Samuel Badree (1981-03-09) 9 March 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm leg break
14 Ravi Rampaul (1984-10-15) 15 October 1984 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium
24 Sunil Narine (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 25) Left-handed Right arm off break
31 Dave Mohammed (1979-10-08) 8 October 1979 (age 34) Left-handed Slow left-arm chinaman
51 Rayad Emrit (1981-03-08) 8 March 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
? Shannon Gabriel (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
? Amit Jaggernauth (1983-11-16) 16 November 1983 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm off break

Sources[1][2][3]

Notable players[edit]

Learie Constantine, Trinidad all-rounder

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

Honours[edit]

  • 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

Grounds[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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