Alvin Kallicharran

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Alvin Kallicharran
Former West Indian Test Captain Alvin Kallicharran with Napa Valley CC member Jack Evanko (Kallicharran cropped).JPG
Kallicharran in 2013
Personal information
Full name Alvin Isaac Kallicharran
Born (1949-03-21) 21 March 1949 (age 69)
Georgetown, Demerara,
British Guiana
Nickname Kalli
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
Relations DI Kallicharran (brother)
MV Nagamootoo (nephew)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 144) 6 April 1972 v New Zealand
Last Test 4 January 1981 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 7) 5 September 1973 v England
Last ODI 4 February 1981 v England
Domestic team information
1967–1981 Guyana
1971–1990 Warwickshire
1972–1974 Berbice
1977–1978 Queensland
1981–1984 Transvaal
1984–1988 Orange Free State
1984–1987 Impalas
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC List A
Matches 66 31 505 383
Runs scored 4,399 826 32,650 11,336
Batting average 44.43 34.41 43.64 34.66
100s/50s 12/21 0/6 87/160 15/71
Top score 187 78 243* 206
Balls bowled 406 105 7,133 2,294
Wickets 4 3 84 42
Bowling average 39.50 21.33 47.97 43.40
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 N/A 0 N/A
Best bowling 2/16 2/10 5/45 6/32
Catches/stumpings 51/- 8/- 323/- 86/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 July 2013

Alvin Isaac Kallicharran (born 21 March 1949) is a former cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity who played from 1972 to 1981. Kallicharran was born in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). His brother Derek played first class cricket for Guyana and later the United States of America. A left-handed batsman and right-arm off spinner, Kallicharran was known for his elegant, watchful batting style.[citation needed] He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year for 1973. He was part of the 1975 and 1979 teams that won the Cricket World Cup. His highest score is 187 against India in the 1978–79 tour. He also found success with Warwickshire in English County cricket. While playing against minor county Oxfordshire in the 1984 one day Natwest Trophy he scored 206 and took 6 for 32.[1]

One of his most noted international innings, a knock of 158 against England, was shrouded in controversy when he was run out by Tony Greig on the final ball of the first day. He attempted to join World Series Cricket, but failed, and was appointed captain of the West Indies in 1977–1978 when Clive Lloyd resigned over the Packer issue. Kallicharan was later involved in further controversy when he led an unofficial rebel tour to South Africa in defiance of the Gleneagles Agreement and anti-apartheid protesters in that country who asserted that official sporting structures were discriminatory. He saw out the rest of his career playing for Orange Free State and Transvaal in South African domestic cricket. He is currently manager of Lashings World XI.

Presently, Kallicharran lives in North Carolina, United States, and is involved in coaching cricket among youth around the country.

Kallicharran is Brand Ambassador of UiTV Connect – A Global Internet Network.[2][3]

International awards[edit]

One Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Australia Kennington Oval, London 14 June 1975 78 (83 balls, 14x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 7 wickets.[4]
2 New Zealand Kennington Oval, London 18 June 1975 72 (92 balls, 7x4, 1x6)  West Indies won by 5 wickets.[5]


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Preceded by
Clive Lloyd
West Indies Test cricket captains
Succeeded by
Deryck Murray