Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team

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Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
Captain: Jason Mohammed
Coach: Gus Logie
Colours:

              

Red, white, black
Founded: 1869
Home ground: Queen's Park Oval
Capacity: 20,000
Four Day wins: 4 (plus 1 shared)
WICB Cup wins: 10 (plus 1 shared)
Twenty20 wins: 3
Official website: http://ttcb.co.tt/

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]

Brian Lara shows how to swing a bat on 19 April 2009.

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]

Listed below are players who have represented Trinidad and Tobago in either the 2015–16 Regional Four Day Competition or the 2015–16 Regional Super50. Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Darren Bravo (1989-02-06) 6 February 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Kyle Hope (1988-11-20) 20 November 1988 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Jason Mohammed (1986-09-23) 23 September 1986 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Evin Lewis (1991-12-27) 27 December 1991 (age 24) Left-handed
Kjorn Ottley (1989-12-09) 9 December 1989 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Jeremy Solozano (1995-10-05) 5 October 1995 (age 20) Left-handed
All-rounders
Yannic Cariah (1992-06-22) 22 June 1992 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm leg spin
Narsingh Deonarine (1983-08-16) 16 August 1983 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Rayad Emrit (1981-03-08) 8 March 1981 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Captain
Akeal Hosein (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Yannick Ottley (1991-09-07) 7 September 1991 (age 24) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox
Daniel St Clair (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Steven Katwaroo (1993-01-14) 14 January 1993 (age 23) Right-handed
Denesh Ramdin (1985-03-13) 13 March 1985 (age 31) Right-handed
Bowlers
Shannon Gabriel (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Jon-Russ Jaggesar (1986-03-19) 19 March 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Kavesh Kantasingh (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Imran Khan (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Uthman Muhammad (1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Marlon Richards (1989-01-10) 10 January 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Philton Williams (1994-06-21) 21 June 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast

Source: Regional Four Day Competition, Regional Super50

Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Trinidad and Tobago Gus Logie
  • 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]