Gus Logie

Country: West Indies
Born: September 28, 1960, Sobo, Trinidad
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Gus Logie Bio

Augustine Lawrence Logie, known as Gus Logie, was a talented right-handed batsman from Trinidad and Tobago who represented the West Indies cricket team. Born on June 4, 1960, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Logie had a career that spanned from 1982 to 1993. Despite facing several challenges and inconsistencies in his performances, Logie left an indelible mark on West Indies cricket.

Logie made his debut for the West Indies in the 1982-83 series against India. However, it took him until the fourth Test of the series to make an impact. In that match, Logie displayed his true potential by scoring an impressive century, cracking 130 runs. Although his initial performances were inconsistent, Logie’s talent and potential were recognized, leading to his continued selection in the team.

During the following winter, Logie toured India, further enhancing his reputation. Although his performances were often overshadowed by the legendary Indian team, Logie’s determination and skill enabled him to stand out occasionally. He scored a superb 97 in front of his home crowd against Australia in 1983-84, solidifying his place in the team and earning him a spot on the 1984 England tour. Although he didn’t play in any of the Tests, Logie compiled an impressive total of 585 runs at an average of 73.12.

Logie’s consistency finally emerged during the tour of India, where he played some memorable innings. His chanceless hundred at Calcutta was undoubtedly the highlight of his career. From then on, he became a more regular contributor to the team’s success. However, he still experienced fluctuations in form, particularly against Pakistan and Australia.

In 1988, Logie had a brilliant tour of England, where he topped the batting averages with an impressive 364 runs at 72.80. He was awarded the Man of the Match at Lord’s for his composed innings of 81 and an unbeaten 95. However, his subsequent visits to England were less successful, leading to the end of his Test career.

Logie remained loyal to his club side, Texaco-Brighton, despite having the opportunity to play for higher-division teams. He believed that loyalty mattered, as nobody wanted him when he was initially struggling. After retiring from international cricket in 1993, he transitioned into coaching.

Logie began his coaching career by taking charge of Canada’s national cricket team. He later guided the West Indies team to victory in the 2004 Champions Trophy. Despite this success, Logie faced criticism during his tenure due to the challenges faced by West Indies cricket at the time.

He then took on the role of the Bermuda national cricket team’s coach. His tenure was marked by significant hurdles, including the poor personal discipline of senior players and disappointing performances in the 2007 World Cup. After failing to qualify for the 2011 tournament, Logie expressed his frustrations with the team’s set-up and stepped down.

Between 2012 and 2013, Logie had another coaching stint with Canada before ultimately being let go due to the team’s lackluster performance. Throughout his coaching career, Logie’s dedication to the sport and his desire to develop young talent were evident.

Gus Logie’s contributions to West Indies cricket as both a player and coach cannot be understated. Despite facing personal challenges and inconsistencies in his career, his skill, determination, and loyalty made him a respected figure in the cricketing world. His legacy as a player and coach will forever be remembered in the West Indies cricketing history.

Gus Logie Career Stats

Gus Logie Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 52 78 9 2470 130 35.79 - - 2 16 - 9 57 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 158 133 36 2809 109* 28.95 3801 73.9 1 14 - - 61 0
FC 157 244 25 7682 171 35.07 - - 13 40 - - 106 1
List A 188 163 40 3606 109* 29.31 - - 2 17 - - 75 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Gus Logie Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 52 2 7 4 0 - - - 3.42 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 158 4 24 18 0 - - - 4.5 - 0 0 0
FC 157 - 289 128 3 1/2 - 42.66 2.65 96.3 - 0 0
List A 188 - 72 55 2 2/1 2/1 27.5 4.58 36 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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