Denesh Ramdin

Country: West Indies
Born: March 13, 1985, Couva, Trinidad
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Denesh Ramdin Bio

Denesh Ramdin, the cricket player from the West Indies, has had an eventful career filled with ups and downs. Born on March 13, 1985, in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago, Ramdin has made a name for himself as a skilled wicketkeeper-batsman in international cricket.

Ramdin burst onto the international scene at a young age, making his debut for the West Indies in 2005 during a tour of Sri Lanka. Even at the tender age of 19, he showcased his smoothness and agility behind the stumps, impressing fans and selectors alike. He also made a strong impact with the bat, scoring a half-century on his Test debut in Colombo.

In 2006, when India toured the West Indies, Ramdin’s wicketkeeping skills were on full display, particularly on slow pitches where the ball often lost its pace before reaching him. However, his batting remained inconsistent, although he did deliver a remarkable assault on the Indian bowlers during the Kingston Test.

Unfortunately, Ramdin’s form started to wane over time. His batting became increasingly inconsistent, and his wicketkeeping standards dropped. Despite his maiden Test century against England in 2009, he struggled against tougher opponents such as Australia and South Africa and found himself dropped from both the Test and ODI teams.

However, Ramdin’s determination and skill eventually earned him a recall to the Test side during the 2012 tour of England. After a couple of underwhelming performances, he redeemed himself with an unbeaten century in the third Test. Yet, during this match, Ramdin created controversy by flashing a note on the field aimed at Viv Richards, who had criticized his lack of contribution. Ramdin later apologized, but the incident tarnished his reputation and resulted in a fine.

Despite this setback, Ramdin’s batting fortunes picked up after his century. In the following 18 months, he scored three hundreds in 12 Tests and upped his average to an impressive 53.61. His ODI form also improved, as he amassed 516 runs in 13 games, including a blistering 169 off just 121 balls against Bangladesh – the highest score by a West Indies batter at home.

In May 2014, Ramdin was appointed as the Test captain, succeeding Daren Sammy. Under his leadership, the West Indies won four out of 13 Tests, drew two, and lost seven matches. However, his tenure as captain ended after a disappointing 2-0 loss at home against Australia in 2015.

In a tri-series at home against Australia and South Africa in 2016, Ramdin wrote his name in the record books by becoming the first West Indies wicketkeeper to score 2000 ODI runs. His contributions were crucial to the team’s success, and he represented the West Indies in eight limited-overs World Cups, including their victories in the T20I format in 2012 and 2016.

After a long and successful international career, Ramdin announced his retirement in 2022. Despite not having played a match for the West Indies since 2019, his impact on the game will be remembered. His skill behind the stumps, coupled with his dynamic batting performances, have left a lasting legacy in West Indies cricket.

Denesh Ramdin Career Stats

Denesh Ramdin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 74 126 14 2898 166 25.87 5945 48.74 4 15 376 6 205 12
T20Is 71 50 16 636 55* 18.7 551 115.42 0 1 51 19 43 20
ODIs 139 110 22 2200 169 25 2738 80.35 2 8 165 31 181 7
FC 161 273 36 7115 166* 30.02 - - 15 33 - - 393 40
List A 225 187 39 4260 169 28.78 - - 4 18 - - 292 28
T20s 229 175 48 2956 84 23.27 2554 115.74 0 12 219 94 150 49

Denesh Ramdin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 74 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 139 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 161 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 225 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 229 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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