Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team

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Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Personnel
CaptainDarren Bravo (FC) &
Imran Khan (LA)
CoachGus Logie
Team information
Colours               Red, white, black
Founded1869
Home groundQueen's Park Oval
Capacity20,000
History
Four Day wins4 (plus 1 shared)
WICB Cup wins10 (plus 1 shared)
Twenty20 wins3
Official websitehttp://ttcb.co.tt/

The Trinidad and Tobago cricket team, or officially the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, is the representative cricket team of the country of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Red Force 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.

Team history[edit]

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]

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Jason Mohammed (1986-09-23) 23 September 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Jeremy Solozano (1995-10-05) 5 October 1995 (age 24) Left-handed -
Darren Bravo (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium First-class Captain
Kyle Hope (1988-11-20) 20 November 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Yannic Cariah (1992-06-22) 22 June 1992 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin Played for West Indies Emerging team in Super50
Keagan Simmons (1999-03-26) 26 March 1999 (age 21) Left-handed -
Isaiah Rajah (1993-10-16) 16 October 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Jyd Goolie (1997-05-11) 11 May 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Cephas Cooper (1999-07-11) 11 July 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Nicholas Pooran (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 24) Left-handed -
All-rounders
Yannick Ottley (1991-09-07) 7 September 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Khary Pierre (1991-09-22) 22 September 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Wicket-keepers
Joshua Da Silva (1998-06-19) 19 June 1998 (age 22) Right-handed - Played for West Indies Emerging team in Super50
Steven Katwaroo (1993-01-14) 14 January 1993 (age 27) Right-handed -
Denesh Ramdin (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 35) Right-handed -
Spin Bowlers
Akeal Hosein (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Imran Khan (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin List A Captain
Bryan Charles (1995-06-09) 9 June 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Kissoondath Magram Right-arm leg spin
Pace Bowlers
Anderson Phillip (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Odean Smith (1996-11-01) 1 November 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Terrance Hinds - Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Uthman Muhammad (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Daniel St Clair (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Shannon Gabriel (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Trinidad and Tobago Mervyn Dillon
  • Asst. Coach: Trinidad and Tobago Kelvin Williams
  • Batting coach: n/a
  • Bowling coach: n/a
  • Fielding coach: n/a
  • Manager: Roland Sampath
  • Mental conditioning coach: Adarayll John
  • Fitness trainer: n/a
  • Head Physiotherapist: n/a
  • Masseur: n/a
  • Performance analyst: n/a

Notable players[edit]

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

Learie Constantine, Trinidad all-rounder

Honours[edit]

Grounds[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]