Winston Benjamin

Country: West Indies
Born: December 31, 1964, All Saints, Antigua
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Winston Benjamin Bio

Winston Keithroy Matthew Benjamin, commonly known as Winston Benjamin, is a former cricketer from the West Indies who was known for his fiery bowling and powerful batting. Born on November 8, 1965, in Antigua, Benjamin had the potential to become one of the greatest fast bowlers in West Indian history. While he didn’t reach the heights of some of his peers, he still made a notable impact on the game.

Standing at a short stature, Benjamin possessed a whip-like action that generated tremendous pace and bounce. Although he had the ability to trouble batsmen with his raw aggression and accuracy, he never quite reached his full potential. Despite this, his contributions made him a valued member of the West Indies cricket team.

Benjamin represented the West Indies in 21 Test matches over a span of nearly eight years. While he may not have taken five-wicket hauls or opened the bowling for his side, his performances were consistently good. He was a reliable option for the captain, often bowling in the middle overs and providing breakthroughs when needed. His wickets might not have come in bundles, but he played an instrumental role in the success of the West Indies cricket team during his career.

Although Benjamin was known for his bowling, he also had a flair for batting. Displaying aggression and power, he had the ability to decimate any bowling attack. In a match against New Zealand in the 1994-95 season, he smashed a blistering 85 runs from just 85 deliveries, showcasing his talent as a destructive batsman.

One of Benjamin’s most significant contributions with the bat came in 1987-88 during a crucial Test match against Pakistan in his home country, Barbados. With the West Indies needing to win the match to level the series and maintain their status as the world’s best team, Benjamin played a match-winning knock of 40 not out. This innings proved vital as the West Indies secured a remarkable two-wicket victory, highlighting Benjamin’s ability to perform under pressure and his determination to contribute to his team’s success.

Benjamin’s cricketing abilities were not limited to the West Indies alone. During the 1988 tour of England, he topped the bowling averages with impressive figures of 12 wickets at an average of 12.58. This achievement further emphasized his skills as a bowler and showcased his ability to adapt to different conditions.

After retiring from international cricket, Benjamin continued to contribute to the sport by coaching and mentoring younger players. He has shared his knowledge and experiences to help groom future talents, ensuring the growth and development of West Indies cricket.

Winston Benjamin’s cricketing career may not have reached the iconic status of some of his contemporaries, but he made a valuable impact on the game with his aggressive bowling and powerful batting displays. His resilience, determination, and contributions to the West Indies cricket team will always be remembered and revered in years to come.

Winston Benjamin Career Stats

Winston Benjamin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 26 1 470 85 18.8 781 60.17 0 2 51 8 12 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 85 52 12 298 31 7.45 406 73.39 0 0 - - 16 0
FC 171 213 36 3985 117 22.51 - - 2 21 - - 95 0
List A 222 155 33 1725 104* 14.13 - - 1 4 - - 46 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Winston Benjamin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 21 35 3694 1648 61 4/46 6/105 27.01 2.67 60.5 2 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 85 85 4442 3079 100 5/22 5/22 30.79 4.15 44.4 0 1 0
FC 171 - 26876 12358 476 7/54 - 25.96 2.75 56.4 - 23 2
List A 222 - 10716 7000 263 5/17 5/17 26.61 3.91 40.7 4 5 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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