West Indies Cricket Team


West Indies Cricket Team (Men's)

Full NameWest Indies Cricket Team
Nick NameWindies
Managed by:Cricket West Indies
Head Coach:Phil Simmons
Captains:Jason Holder (Test)
Kieron Pollard (ODI, T20I)






Jason Holder
Kieron Pollard
Darren Bravo
Jermaine Blackwood
John Campbell
Kraigg Brathwaite
Shamarh Brooks
Shimron Hetmyer
Keemo Paul
Roston Chase
Shane Dowrich
Alzarri Joseph
Kemar Roach
Shannon Gabriel
Chemar Holder
Rahkeem Cornwall
Jayden Seales


Here’s the list of the coaching staff of the West Indies Cricket Team:

Team Manager: Rawl Lewis
Head Coach: Phil Simmons
Batting Coach: Floyd Reifer
Bowling Coach: Roddy Estwick
Fielding Coach: Rayon Griffith, Trevor Penney
Physiotherapist: Denis Byam, Neil Barry Jr
Psychologist: Donald LaGuerre

West Indies Cricket Team

Commonly known as the Windies, West Indies Cricket Team is a multi-national team which represents English speaking nation and territories in the Caribbean region. The Cricket West Indies looks after all the cricketing activities of the West Indies National cricket team. The team consists of players which come from fifteen Caribbean territories which are parts of several different countries and dependencies.

The West Indies became a full member of the Imperial Cricket Conference (now the International Cricket Council) on 31 May 1926 at the same time as India and New Zealand. They played their first Test match against England in 1929 at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

West Indies cricket team was once considered as invincible and ruled the cricketing world between 1970s and early 199s. The first ever World Cup played in 1975 was won by West Indies. West Indies, at that time was arguably the most dangerous team in the world. They created history after winning 1979 World Cup as they became the first team to win two consecutive World Cups.

It could have three in a row had they not lost in the 1983 World Cup final to India. Over the years, West Indies have produced some huge names in World Cricket. Players such as Sir Garfield Sobers, Lance Gibbs, George Headley, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Sir Clive Lloyd, Malcolm Marshall, Alvin Kalicharan, Sir Andy Roberts, Rohan Kanhai, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott, Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner, Sir Viv Richards, and Sir Wes Hall have all been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame

Besides 50-over World Cup, West Indies have won T20 World Cup twice in 2012 and 2016, the ICC Champions Trophy once (2004), the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup once (2016), and have also finished as runners-up in the Cricket World Cup (1983), the Under 19 Cricket World Cup (2004), and the ICC Champions Trophy (2006). 

West Indies Cricket Team Records & Statistics

#Highest total in a Test Match: West Indies recorded their highest ever total in Test against Pakistan. They scored 790 for 3 declared against Pakistan in Kingston in 1957-58.

#Lowest total in a Test Match: West Indies recorded their lowest total in Tests against England. They were bundled out for just 43 runs against England in Kingston in 2003-03.

#Test Batting Records: Brian Lara holds the record for scoring the highest individual score at home in Tests for West Indies. He notched an unbeaten 400-run knock against West Indies in 2003-04.

Sir Vivian Richards holds the record for scoring the highest individual score at away in Tests for West Indies. He played a sensational knock of 281 runs against England at The Oval in 1976.

#Tests Bowling Records: Jack Noreiga holds the record for best bowling figures in Tests at home for West Indies. He recorded sensational figures of 9 for 95 against India at Port of Spain in 1970-71.

Michael Holding holds the record for the best bowling figures at away for West Indies. He recorded figures of 8 for 92 against England at the Oval in 1976.

#Triple Centuries scored for the Windies: Brian Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in Tests. He played an unbeaten 400-run knock against England at St. John’s in 2003-04. He also holds the record for the second-best score of 375 runs, played against England at St, John’s in 1993-94. Garry Sober’s epic knock of 365 runs against Pakistan at Kingston in 1957-58 sits at third position.

#Most Wickets in a Test Match: Michael Holding holds the record for most wickets in a Test match for West Indies. He claimed 14 for 149 runs against England at the Oval in 1976. Courtesy Walsh sits at second, having taken 13 for 55 against New Zealand in Wellington in 1994-95.

#Hat-tricks: As many as four West Indies bowlers have taken hat-tricks in Tests. Wes Hall against Pakistan in 1959; Lance Gibbs against Australia in 1961; Courtney Walsh against Australia in 1988; and Jermaine Lawson against Australia in 2003

Jerome Taylor holds the record for picking a hat-trick for West Indies in ODIs. He claimed a Hat-trick in an ICC Champions Trophy League match against Australia on 19 October 2006 in Mumbai.

Kemar Roach is the first West Indies bowler to pick a hat-trick in a World Cup and the second West Indies bowlers in ODIs. He picked a hat-trick against the Netherlands in 2011 World Cup in Delhi.

#Most Runs: Chris Gayle holds the record for scoring most runs in one-day internationals. He scored 10,425 in 298 matches in his international career.

#Highest Individual Score: Chris Gayle holds the record for scoring the highest individual score in one-day internationals. He scored 215 runs against Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

#Highest Career Average: Shahi Hope has the highest average among his counterparts for West Indies in one-day internationals. He has scored 3289 runs in 73 innings so far at an average of 52.21.

#Most Half-Centuries: Brian Lara has the most number of half-centuries for West Indies in one-day internationals. He has 62 half-centuries in 285 one-day innings.

# Most Centuries: Chris Gayle has scored 25 centuries in one-day internationals- most by any West Indies batsman in one-day Internationals.

#Most Sixes: Chris Gayle has hit 330 sixes in one-day internationals-most by any West Indian in one-day internationals.

#Most Fours: Chris Gayle has scored the most number of fours in one-day internationals. He has 1120 fours to his name in one-day internationals.

#Best Strike rate:  Andre Russell boasts a strike rate of 130.23 in one-day internationals-most by any West Indies batsman in ODIs.

Brian Lara holds the record for scoring most runs in a calendar year. He scored 1349 runs in 30 innings in the year 1993.


List of Test Team Captains

The West Indies national Cricket Team went to England in 1900, 1906, and 1923 with the opposition usually being various English first-class and minor county sides. Other opposition during these tours included amateur sides, the MCC, an England XI (once), and Scotland and Ireland (once each).

Some of the matches played on the various West Indian tours of England were deemed not to be first-class matches. During this time (1897 to 1926) the various West Indies captains were Aucher Warner, Stanley Sproston (non-first-class matches only), Harold Austin, Clement King, Alfred Harrigan, Edwin Moulder, William Sherlock, Percy Tarlton, Malcolm Austin, and Karl Nunes.

In Test Cricket, 37 players so far have led West Indies in Test Cricket. Former skipper, Clive Lloyd is undeniably the most successful captain of the West Indies in their cricketing history. He led West Indies in 74 Tests, winning 36 and losing12 games. 26 matches of those ended in draws. Sir Viv Richards is their second most successful skipper with 27 Test Victories in 50 games. Under his leadership, West Indies lost only 8 Tests, while 15 Test matches ended in draws.

1Karl Nunes1928-1929/30
2Teddy Hoad1929/30
3Nelson Betancourt1929/30
4Maurice Fernandes1929/30
5Jackie Grant1930/31-1934/35
6Rolph Grant1939
7George Headley1947/48
8Gerry Gomez1947/48
9John Goddard1947/48-1951/52, 1957
10Jeffrey Stollmeyer1951/52-1954/55
11Denis Atkinson1954/55-1955/56
12Gerry Alexander1957/58-1959/60
13Frank Worrell1960/61-1963
14Garfield Sobers1964/65-1971/72
15Rohan Kanhai1972/73-1973/74
16Clive Lloyd1974/75-1977/78, 1979/80-1984/85
17Alvin Kallicharran1977/78-1978/79
18Deryck Murray1979/80
19Viv Richards1980, 1983/84-1991
20Gordon Greenidge1987/88
21Desmond Haynes1989/90-1990/91
22Richie Richardson1991/92-1995
23Courtney Walsh1993/94-1997/98
24Brian Lara1996/97-1999/2000, 2002/03-2004, 2006–2007
25Jimmy Adams1999/2000-2000/01
26Carl Hooper2000/01-2002/03
27Ridley Jacobs2002/03
28Shivnarine Chanderpaul2004/05-2005/06
29Ramnaresh Sarwan2007
30Daren Ganga2007
31Chris Gayle2007–2010
32Dwayne Bravo2008
33Floyd Reifer2009 (due to contract dispute)
34Darren Sammy2010–2014
35Denesh Ramdin2014–2015
36Jason Holder2015–Present
37Kraigg Brathwaite2017

List of Captains In ODIs

In one-day internationals also, Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards are two of the most successful captains in the history of West Indies cricket. Clive Llyod led West Indies in 84 One-Day Internationals, in which 64 games ended in the favour of the West Indies. The team suffered losses in 18 matches. Viv Richards captained West Indies in 105 games, of which the team proved victorious on 67 occasions. Besides, they suffered defeats in 36 games.

No.NamePeriod of captaincy
1Rohan Kanhai1973
2Clive Lloyd1975–1985
3Deryck Murray1978–1979
4Alvin Kallicharan1978
5Viv Richards1980–1991
6Michael Holding1984
7Gordon Greenidge1988
8Desmond Haynes1989–1993
9Jeff Dujon1990
10Richie Richardson1991–1996
11Courtney Walsh1994–1997
12Brian Lara1994–2007
13Carl Hooper1997–2003
14Jimmy Adams1999–2001
15Sherwin Campbell2001
16Ridley Jacobs2002
17Ramnaresh Sarwan2004–2008
18Shivnarine Chanderpaul2005–2006
19Sylvester Joseph2005
20Chris Gayle2007–2010
21Dwayne Bravo2007–2014
22Floyd Reifer2009
23Darren Sammy2010–2013
24Denesh Ramdin2011
25Kieron Pollard2013–present
26Jason Holder2015–2019
27Marlon Samuels2015
28Jason Mohammed2017
29Rovman Powell2018

List of Captains In T20I

Darren Sammy is unarguably, West Indies’ most successful T20 captain. He led the side to two World Cup titles in 2012 and 2016. Sammy captained West Indies in 47 matches. Of these, the team managed to win on 27 occasions, while they suffered losses 17 times.


1Shivnarine Chanderpaul200610100
2Chris Gayle2007–20101761100
3Ramnaresh Sarwan200720020
4Dwayne Bravo2007–201463030
5Denesh Ramdin2009–201031020
6Floyd Reifer200911000
7Darren Sammy2011–201647271172
8Carlos Brathwaite2016–201930110172
9Jason Mohammed201830030
10Jason Holder201930030
11Kieron Pollard2019–present135   

Successful Captains for West Indies Cricket Team

1. Clive Llyod: Clive Llyod is regarded as West Indies’ most successful in their cricketing history. He led a team that was considered as invincibles during the period between the 1970s and early 1980. Clive Lloyd led West Indies to win the inaugural ICC 50-over World CUp in 1975. They replicated the feat after winning their second consecutive World Cup title in 1979. It could have been been in three in a row had they now lost the final of the 1983 World Cup against India.

Clive Llyod led West Indies in 84 one-day internationals and 74 Tests, winning 64 and 36 games respectively.

2. Daren Sammy: The first player from the island of St Lucia to play international cricket, Daren Sammy is regarded as one of the greatest white ball captains in the history of West Indies cricket. He is the only captain in the world to win two T20 World Cup titles. Sammy led West Indies to their first T20 World Cup title in 2012 and replicate the feat in 2016 after beating England in the final. Overall, Darren Sammy led West Indies in 47 T20 internationals and 51 one-day internationals, winnings 27 and 19 games respectively.

3. Viv Richards: Arguably the best batsmen to have played for West Indies, Viv Richards doesn’t need any introduction. He was aggressive, brutal, and a star. Viv Richards had the charm to leave everyone in awe with his batting. He scored a plethora of runs in his international cricket and led the side in 50 Tests and 105 one-day internationals. He led West Indies to 27 Test wins and 67 ODI wins.

4. Brian Lara: One of the best batsmen the world has ever seen, Brian Lara made a number of records in world cricket. He ruled the Test cricket format for a decade. Brian Lara holds the record for the highest score in a Test inning. He is the only player to have scored 400 runs in a single Test innings. Apart from being a terrific batsman, Brian Lara was also a world-class leader. He led West Indies in 125 one-day internationals and 47 Tests, winning 59 and 10 matches respectively.

5. Richie Richardson: Richie Richardson was West Indies’ former skipper who had a reasonably good record as captain. He was known for his wide-brimmed maroon hat which he wore in preference to a helmet against even the fastest bowlers. He took over the leadership duties from Viv Richardson between 1991 and 1995. Richie Richardson led West Indies in 87 one-day internationals and 24 Tests, winnings 46 and 11 games respectively.