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October 26, 2011

Country of origin of prominent West Indian cricketers

Filed under: cricket,sport — ckrao @ 11:17 am

After watching the movie Fire in Babylon (I have now seen it twice – well worth seeing if you are a cricket fan!) I was curious to find out the country of origin of prominent players of the West Indies. There are some 15 countries that make up the West Indies (English speaking part of the Caribbean, note that it does not include Bermuda, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands or the Cayman Islands). Some of which are dependent territories – these are shown in italics below. The six first class teams of the West Indies are:

Of these nations, the only ones never to have a test cricket representative are the British and US Virgin Islands and Sint Maarten. See here for a full list of West Indian test players by origin.

From the table see how many great players the tiny nations of Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda produced!

Nation Land Area (sq km)
Population Players Tests/ODIs
Barbados 431 273,000 Ian Bradshaw 5/62
Sherwin Campbell 52/90
George Challenor 3
Corey Collymore 30/84
Pedro Collins 32/30
Anderson Cummins+ 5/76
Fidel Edwards 47/50*
Joel Garner 58/98
John Goddard 27
Gordon Greenidge 108/128
Charlie Griffith 28
Desmond Haynes 116/238
Wes Hall 48
Vanburn Holder 40
Sir Conrad Hunte 44
Malcolm Marshall 81/136
Seymour Nurse 29
Dwayne Smith 10/77
Sir Garfield Sobers 93/1
Sir Clyde Walcott 44
Sir Everton Weekes 48
Sir Frank Worrell 51
Trinidad and Tobago 5,128 1,318,000 Ian Bishop 43/84
Dwayne Bravo 40/117*
Baron Constantine 18
Mervyn Dillon 38/108
Daren Ganga 48/35
Larry Gomes 60/83
Gerry Gomez 29
Brian Lara 131/299
Gus Logie 52/158
Deryck Murray 62/26
Sonny Ramadhin 43
Denesh Ramdin 42/84
Ravi Rampaul 11/62*
Phil Simmons 26/143
Jeff Stollmeyer 32
Jamaica 10,831 2,706,000 Jimmy Adams 54/127
Jeff Dujon 81/169
Chris Gayle 91/228*
George Headley+ 22
Wavell Hinds 45/119
Michael Holding 60/102
Patrick Patterson 28/59
Daren Powell 37/55
Ricardo Powell+ 2/109
Lawrence Rowe 30/11
Marlon Samuels 33/120*
Jerome Taylor 29/66*
Alf Valentine 36
Courtney Walsh 132/205
Guyana 214,969 785,000 Basil Butcher 44
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 134/268*
Roy Fredericks 59/12
Lance Gibbs 79/3
Roger Harper 25/105
Carl Hooper 102/227
Alvin Kallicharran 66/31
Rohan Kanhai 79/7
Clive Lloyd 110/87
Ramnaresh Sarwan 87/173*
Antigua and Barbuda 443 89,000 Curtley Ambrose 98/176
Keith Arthurton 33/105
Winston Benjamin 21/85
Ridley Jacobs 65/147
Sir Viv Richards 121/187
Richie Richardson 86/224
Andy Roberts 47/56
Grenada 344 104,000 Junior Murray 33/55
Devon Smith 33/42*
Saint Kitts and Nevis 261 52,000 Stuart Williams 31/57
Saint Lucia 606 167,000 Darren Sammy 17/65*
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 389 109,000
Dominica 751 68,000
United States Virgin Islands 346 106,000
Sint Maarten 34 37,000
British Virgin Islands 151 28,000
Anguilla 91 15,000
Montserrat 102 6,000
Totals 234,877 5,863,000

*Player may add to tally.

+Anderson Cummins played some ODIs for Canada.
+George Headley was born in Panama.
+Ricardo Powell later played for Trinidad and Tobago.

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