Jeff Dujon

Country: West Indies
Born: May 28, 1956, Kingston, Jamaica
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Jeff Dujon Bio

Peter Jeffrey Leroy Dujon, widely known as Jeff Dujon, is a former West Indian cricketer who was a vital component of the dominant West Indies cricket team during the 1980s. Renowned for his exceptional wicketkeeping skills and elegant batting style, Dujon played a critical role in the team’s remarkable success during his international career.

Born on May 28, 1956, in Kingston, Jamaica, Dujon displayed a natural affinity for cricket from an early age. His passion and dedication to the sport led him to pursue a professional cricketing career, which began with his debut for Jamaica in 1974. Dujon’s remarkable performances at the domestic level caught the attention of selectors, resulting in his inclusion in the West Indies cricket team in 1981.

Dujon quickly established himself as one of the finest wicketkeepers of his era, known for his agility, acrobatics, and lightning-quick reflexes. It was a sight to behold as Dujon, cheered on by a fervent Caribbean crowd, effortlessly leapt and dived to snatch seemingly impossible catches behind the stumps. His ability to take one-handed blinders became a signature trait and a source of awe for both teammates and opponents.

During his illustrious career, Dujon was a part of the West Indian team that enjoyed unprecedented success, not experiencing a single defeat in any Test series in which he played. His distinctive skill set behind the stumps led to him amassing a staggering tally of 270 dismissals, a feat surpassed only by Ian Healy and Rod Marsh.

While Dujon’s wicketkeeping skills were exceptional, his batting prowess should not be overlooked. A stylish right-handed batsman, he showcased his ability with the bat on numerous occasions, scoring five Test centuries. Among his noteworthy innings, his highest score of 139 against Australia at Perth in 1984-85 stands out, as his innings played a crucial role in rescuing his team from a precarious position of 186 for 6.

Throughout his career, Dujon earned the respect and admiration of teammates and opponents alike for his professionalism, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game. He epitomized the golden era of West Indian cricket, contributing to the team’s dominance and establishing himself as a true cricketing legend.

Following his retirement from international cricket in 1991, Dujon remained involved with the game in various capacities. He worked as a commentator, coach, and cricket analyst, imparting his knowledge and expertise to the next generation of cricketers. Dujon’s contribution to the sport was formally recognized when he was inducted into the West Indies Cricket Board Hall of Fame in 2017.

Jeff Dujon’s impact on West Indian cricket during the 1980s cannot be overstated. His athletic wicketkeeping, elegant batting, and unwavering commitment to the sport solidified his place as one of the greatest cricketers to have donned the maroon cap. With his remarkable career and numerous accolades, Dujon’s legacy continues to inspire and captivate cricket enthusiasts around the world.

Jeff Dujon Career Stats

Jeff Dujon Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 81 115 11 3322 139 31.94 - - 5 16 - 11 267 5
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 169 120 36 1945 82* 23.15 2881 67.51 0 6 - - 183 21
FC 200 298 48 9763 163* 39.05 - - 21 50 - - 447 22
List A 211 160 43 2694 97 23.02 - - 0 12 - - 218 27
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jeff Dujon Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 169 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 200 - 72 45 1 1/43 - 45 3.75 72 - 0 0
List A 211 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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