Jermaine Lawson

Country: West Indies
Born: January 13, 1982, Spanish Town, St Catherine, Jamaica
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Jermaine Lawson Bio

Jermaine Jay Charles Lawson, commonly known as Jermaine Lawson, is a former cricketer from the West Indies. Born on June 13, 1982, in Kingston, Jamaica, Lawson was a tall and rangy fast bowler who possessed searing pace and impressive accuracy. He had a brief but eventful international cricket career that showcased his exceptional talent and the challenges he faced.

Lawson shot to prominence during the winter of 2002-2003 when he made his Test debut for the West Indies. In only his third Test match against Bangladesh at Dhaka, he achieved remarkable figures of 6 wickets for just 3 runs. This exceptional performance signaled the arrival of a promising talent in the cricketing world.

His true brilliance, however, came to the fore during the Test series against the all-conquering Australians in May 2003. After recovering from a bout of chickenpox, Lawson created history by taking a hat-trick in the dying stages of the third Test. He then recorded his career-best figures of 7 for 78 in Australia’s first innings in Antigua. This remarkable spell paved the way for an extraordinary victory for the West Indies.

Despite his undeniable talent and impressive record, Lawson faced challenges due to concerns over his bowling action. Umpires and match officials began scrutinizing his action, and he was reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for investigation. After undergoing remedial action and proving his innocence, Lawson was eventually cleared to continue playing cricket.

Following his clearance, Lawson encountered mixed performances upon his return to Test cricket. In June 2004, he recorded figures of 2 for 126 against Bangladesh. Despite a successful England tour later that year, he suffered a spinal stress fracture that sidelined him for the Champions Trophy. Lawson made a strong comeback the following year but faced renewed scrutiny over his action during the West Indies’ tour of Sri Lanka. Once again, he received a clean bill of health from the ICC.

Jermaine Lawson’s international career was unfortunately short-lived. Despite his immense potential and early success, his career was cut short due to injuries and the ongoing controversy surrounding his bowling action. He retired from international cricket in 2009, leaving behind a legacy of exceptional talent and unmatched performances in the few matches he played.

While Lawson’s international career was relatively brief, his impact on West Indian cricket is undeniable. Known for his raw pace and accuracy, he left cricket fans in awe with his remarkable performances against strong opposition. Although challenges and controversies hindered his progress, Lawson showcased his talent and made an indelible mark in the cricketing world.

Today, Jermaine Lawson focuses on coaching young cricketers and sharing his knowledge and experience with the next generation. Despite the ups and downs in his career, he remains an inspirational figure, motivating aspiring cricketers to overcome obstacles and pursue their dreams with determination and resilience.

Jermaine Lawson Career Stats

Jermaine Lawson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 21 6 52 14 3.46 177 29.37 0 0 6 0 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 5 2 18 8 6 16 112.5 0 0 2 0 0 0
FC 54 75 22 434 35 8.18 - - 0 0 - - 15 0
List A 34 15 5 32 8 3.2 - - 0 0 - - 2 0
T20s 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0

Jermaine Lawson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 13 25 2364 1512 51 7/78 8/102 29.64 3.83 46.3 3 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 12 558 498 17 4/57 4/57 29.29 5.35 32.8 1 0 0
FC 54 - 8331 5100 174 7/78 - 29.31 3.67 47.8 - 6 0
List A 34 - 1579 1159 60 5/66 5/66 19.31 4.4 26.3 4 1 0
T20s 3 3 60 60 4 3/29 3/29 15 6 15 0 0 0

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