Kenny Benjamin

Country: West Indies
Born: April 08, 1967, St John’s, Antigua
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Kenny Benjamin Bio

Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, popularly known as Kenny Benjamin, was a cricketer hailing from the West Indies. Born on October 27, 1961, in Antigua, he became an integral part of the West Indies cricket team in the 1990s. Standing at a well-built physical stature, Benjamin possessed great aggression and raw pace, making him a potent force on the field.

Benjamin made his Test debut in the inaugural match against South Africa in the 1991-92 season. Although he had a quiet beginning, it was during the tour of Australia in the following winter that he caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts worldwide. Despite managing only two wickets in Adelaide, he unleashed a fast and furious barrage on the Australians, intimidating them with his raw pace and aggression.

However, it was during the Test series against England in 1993-94 that Kenny Benjamin truly burst into the limelight. In the first Test at Kingston, he showcased his bowling prowess by taking an impressive haul of 6 wickets for 66 runs. Notably, he also gained a reputation for bouncing tailenders, receiving a warning from the umpire. In the subsequent match, he continued his sensational form by claiming seven wickets, contributing significantly to the West Indies’ success. Overall, Benjamin finished the series with an impressive tally of 22 wickets, cementing his place as a vital member of the team.

Despite struggling during the following winter against Australia, Kenny Benjamin showcased his skills during the 1995 tour of England. Known for his ability to swing the ball consistently, he became one of the most reliable swing bowlers on the team, alongside Dominic Cork. Benjamin’s performances in England were crucial in securing victories for the West Indies during the tour.

Over the course of his career, Kenny Benjamin played 26 Test matches, with 10 of them being alongside the unrelated Winston Benjamin. While his batting skills were seldom displayed, Benjamin’s impact on the field as a fast bowler was undeniable. He was a valuable support act for established pace legends such as Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose during a period when West Indies cricket was gradually losing its pace dynasty.

Kenny Benjamin’s career can be summarized by his aggressive and straightforward approach to cricket. With an impressive record and numerous memorable performances, he became a well-known name in the cricketing community. Although his international career spanned a relatively short period, Benjamin’s contributions to West Indies cricket will always be remembered.

After retiring from cricket, Kenny Benjamin has stayed connected to the game by sharing his knowledge and experience as a coach. Aspiring young cricketers can rely on his guidance and expertise to learn the nuances of bowling. The impact he made on West Indies cricket and his reputation as a fearsome fast bowler will forever be etched in the annals of the sport.

Kenny Benjamin Career Stats

Kenny Benjamin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 26 36 8 222 43* 7.92 534 41.57 0 0 28 1 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 26 13 7 65 17 10.83 80 81.25 0 0 3 0 4 0
FC 108 136 33 1199 52* 11.64 - - 0 1 - - 24 0
List A 93 46 17 281 22 9.68 - - 0 0 - - 9 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kenny Benjamin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 26 48 5132 2785 92 6/66 10/174 30.27 3.25 55.7 4 4 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 26 26 1319 923 33 3/34 3/34 27.96 4.19 39.9 0 0 0
FC 108 - 19409 9556 403 7/51 - 23.71 2.95 48.1 - 18 2
List A 93 - 4563 2972 124 4/33 4/33 23.96 3.9 36.7 1 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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