|Full name||Ramnaresh Ronnie Sarwan|
|Born||23 June 1980|
Wakenaam Island, Guyana
|Bowling||Right arm leg break|
|Role||Batsman, occasional legspinner|
|Test debut (cap 234)||18 May 2000 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||28 June 2011 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 101)||20 July 2000 v England|
|Last ODI||11 June 2013 v India|
|T20I debut (cap 20)||11 September 2007 v South Africa|
|Last T20I||20 May 2010 v South Africa|
|Domestic team information|
|2012–2014||Leicestershire (squad no. 53)|
|2013–2014||Guyana Amazon Warriors|
|2016||Trinbago Knight Riders (squad no. 53)|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 21 September 2017
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Domestic career
- 3 International career
- 4 International centuries
- 5 Coaching Career
- 6 International awards
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Sarwan's name is a common Hindu name shared by many of his countrymen who have roots in India. For much of his career he wore a bandanna under his helmet whilst batting, but has now dropped the practice due to a change in the design of helmet. He shares the habit of his fellow Countrymen Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Narsingh Deonarine of marking his guard with a bail.
Rise in ranks
He has been a member of the West Indies cricket team since his Test debut against Pakistan at Barbados in May 2000 – a match in which he was unbeaten in both innings including a first innings score of 84 not out. He missed scoring his maiden Test century against South Africa in March 2001 when he was run out for 91. His score of 78 in the second Test against India at Chennai in October 2002 was his fourth innings of 75+ that was not converted into a century. His maiden Test century came in his next Test series against Bangladesh at Dhaka. His next Test century came against Australia at St. John's in May 2003. His best innings (291) came against England in February/March 2009. Sarwan is also a part-time leg-break bowler with best bowling figures of 4 for 37.
During the most recent controversy involving the bowling action of Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan, which led to an International Cricket Council investigation of most of the world's international-class bowlers, Sarwan was found to be the only bowler tested who did not transgress the Laws of Cricket regarding the straightening of the arm during delivery.
On 23 June 2006, on his 26th birthday, while playing against India Sarwan hit 6 fours in an over off Munaf Patel and emulated Sandeep Patil (off Bob Willis, seven balls), Sanath Jayasuriya (off James Anderson, six balls) and Chris Gayle (off Matthew Hoggard, six balls) playing at Warner Park Sporting Complex.
Sarwan was dropped from the side for the second Test against Pakistan in November 2006. It was the first time in his six-year career that he had missed a game due to poor form. According to captain Brian Lara "It wasn't designed as a drop. We just wanted to make him aware of the situation and come back stronger. We need him and we need him to take control."
During the second Test in the West Indies tour of England in May 2007, Sarwan injured his shoulder when he collided with the boundary fence while attempting to cut off a boundary. The injury was serious enough to rule him out of the remainder of the tour and for a further ten months.
Sarwan returned to the West Indies side in 2008 for the home series against Sri Lanka, as vice-captain to the current captain, Chris Gayle. Throughout the series Sarwan showed excellent form with the bat, looking very fluent and scoring over 50 in four consecutive innings, including a match-winning century, at an average of 77.75.
In the 2008 Test series against Australia, Sarwan continued his fine batting form by following up with a half century and a matching saving 128 in the 2nd Test in North Sound, Antigua. At the age 28 years, 228 days he became the youngest West Indian to reach the 5,000 runs milestone when he scored a century against England in Jamaica. In the 2009 home series against England, in scoring his 13th Test match century Sarwan equalled the record for the most centuries in the fourth innings – a record he shares with Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting, In the first innings of the fourth test he recorded his personal best of 291 which equalled the highest score for the West Indies of the great Sir Vivian Richards.
Sarwan did however lose his central contract due to poor fitness and indifferent form. West Indies coach Ottis Gibson stated that leaving Sarwan out was a tough decision but he will make many contributions to the West Indies in the future and that he needs time to regain his form. Therefore, he wasn't selected for the tour of Sri Lanka along with regular wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin
The following table illustrates a summary of the Test centuries scored by Ramnaresh Sarwan.
- In the column Runs, * indicates being not out.
- The column title Match refers to the Match Number of his career.
|Test Centuries of Ramnaresh Sarwan|
|1||119||28||Bangladesh||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium||8 December 2002||Won|
|2||105||32||Australia||St. John's, Antigua||Antigua Recreation Ground||9 May 2003||Won|
|3||114||38||South Africa||Durban, South Africa||Kingsmead||26 December 2003||Lost|
|4||119||40||South Africa||Centurion, South Africa||SuperSport Park||16 January 2004||Lost|
|5||261*||46||Bangladesh||Kingston, Jamaica||Sabina Park||4 June 2004||Won|
|6||139||48||England||Birmingham, England||Edgbaston||29 July 2004||Lost|
|7||107*||51||South Africa||Port of Spain, Trinidad||Queen's Park Oval||8 April 2005||Lost|
|8||127||53||South Africa||St. John's, Antigua||Antigua Recreation Ground||29 April 2005||Drawn|
|9||116||62||India||Basseterre, St Kitts||Warner Park||22 June 2006||Drawn|
|10||102||69||Sri Lanka||Port of Spain, Trinidad||Queen's Park Oval||3 April 2008||Won|
|11||128||71||Australia||North Sound, Antigua||Sir Vivian Richards Stadium||30 May 2008||Drawn|
|12||107||75||England||Kingston, Jamaica||Sabina Park||4 February 2009||Won|
|13||106||77||England||St. John's, Antigua||Antigua Recreation Ground||15 February 2009||Drawn|
|14||291||78||England||Bridgetown, Barbados||Kensington Oval||26 February 2009||Drawn|
|15||100||81||England||Chester-le-Street, England||Riverside Ground||14 May 2009||Lost|
|One Day International Centuries of Ramnaresh Sarwan|
|1||102*||28||Bangladesh||Dhaka, Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium||2 December 2002||Won|
|2||104*||59||England||Bridgetown, Barbados||Kensington Oval||5 May 2004||Lost|
|3||115*||100||India||Basseterre, St Kitts||Warner Park||23 May 2006||Won|
|4||100*||153||Ireland||Kingston, Jamaica||Sabina Park||15 April 2010||Won|
|5||120*||178||Zimbabwe||St. George's, Grenada||National Cricket Stadium||24 February 2013||Won|
Career Best Performances
as of 23 June 2013
|Tests||291||West Indies v England||Bridgetown||2009||4–37||West Indies v Bangladesh||Gros Islet||2004|
|ODI||120*||West Indies v Zimbabwe||Grenada||2013||3–31||West Indies v New Zealand||Lord's||2004|
|T20I||59||West Indies v England||Port of Spain||2009||2–10||West Indies v Bangladesh||Johannesburg||2007|
|FC||291||West Indies v England||Bridgetown||2009||6–62||Guyana v Leeward Islands||St. John's||2001|
|LA||120*||West Indies v Zimbabwe||Grenada||2013||5–10||Guyana v Bermuda||Essequibo||1998|
|T20||70||Guyana v Southern Redbacks||Johannesburg||2010||2–10||West Indies v Bangladesh||Johannesburg||2007|
he is appointed as Batting consultant for Zimbabwe women's cricket team
One Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||India||Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur||6 November 2002||82* (89 balls, 6x4, 3x6)||West Indies won by 4 wickets.|
|2||Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka||2 December 2002||102* (100 balls, 11x4); 1 ct.||West Indies won by 84 runs.|
|3||England||Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet||1 May 2004||73* (77 balls, 4x4, 2x6)||West Indies won by 5 wickets.|
|4||South Africa||Kennington Oval, London||18 September 2004||75 (99 balls, 2x4, 3x6)||West Indies won by 5 wickets.|
|5||Pakistan||The Rose Bowl, Southampton||22 September 2004||1 ct. ; 56* (85 balls, 6x4, 1x6)||West Indies won by 7 wickets.|
|6||Zimbabwe||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain||14 May 2006||91 (115 balls, 5x4)||West Indies won by 104 runs.|
|7||India||Sabina Park, Kingston||20 May 2007||98* (138 balls, 7x4, 1x6)||West Indies won by 1 run.|
|8||India||Warner Park, Basseterre||23 May 2007||1-0-1-1 ; 115* (119 balls, 10x4, 2x6)||West Indies won by 4 wickets.|
- "Leicestershire sign Sarwan for 2012 season". ESPNcricinfo. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
- Sarwan confirmed as West Indies captaincy
- Most 4th innings hundreds
- "Sarwan set to retire from international cricket". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
- Statsguru: Ramnaresh Sarwan, Cricinfo, 12 March 2010.
- Statsguru: Ramnaresh Sarwan, Cricinfo, 12 March 2010.
- "2002-2003 India v West Indies - 1st Match - Jamshedpur". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "2002-2003 Bangladesh v West Indies - 2nd Match - Dhaka (Dacca)". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "2003-2004 West Indies v England - 5th Match - Gros Islet, St Lucia". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "2004 ICC Champions Trophy - 11th Match - South Africa v West Indies - London". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "2004 ICC Champions Trophy - 2nd Semi-Final - Pakistan v West Indies - Southampton". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "2005-2006 West Indies v Zimbabwe - 7th Match - Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "2005-2006 West Indies v India - 2nd Match - Kingston, Jamaica". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "2005-2006 West Indies v India - 3rd Match - Basseterre, St Kitts". HowStat. Retrieved 19 November 2016.