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Richie Richardson

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
West Indies
Roles played:
Skipper-Test,ODI | -
Home country:
West Indies
January 12, 1962, Five Islands


Richard Benjamin Richardson, the name itself echoed supremacy, as the then young Richie followed on the footsteps of the legendary Vivian Richards. With his mild equanimity and reticence, Richie made his way into international cricket with a golden era of West Indian cricket backing him.

From the time he announced his arrival, Richardson was soon recognized for his powerful strokes all around the park. In an era where sledging had taken over and values of the game were questioned, Richie lived up to the title of a 'gentleman's game'. He played cricket in its best spirit and on his day he would take any opposition to the cleaners. The hard square-cuts and the wide-marooned floppy hat, which he so fearlessly adorned instead of the helmet, were trademark of Richie Richardson. Richie's stylish yet authoritative hitting saw dozens of the cricketing balls disappear out of the park, as he was well renowned to be amongst the sixes always.

Richie Richardson faced flak for his lack of focus and determination in the Test format of the game. However, being a true fighter, Richie slammed all critics when he scored a valuable 69 over four hours of play in Edgbaston in 1995. But Richie gave his best in 1991 when he slammed 182 against the Australians at Georgetown. Although Richardson the batsman was lived up to the expectations, even though he had the shadow of Viv Richards and Brian Lara hanging over his shoulders, Richardson the captain was a disappointment. It was with Richardson at the helm, in 1995, that Australia would beat the West Indies in their own backyard, to be the crowned World Champions in Test cricket.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 86 146 5949 12 44.39 - 16 27 194
ODI 224 217 6248 30 33.41 63.74 5 44 122
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 86 7 66 18 0 0/0 / - 1.63 0 0 0 0
ODI 224 6 58 46 1 1/4 / 46 4.75 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 90 0 0
ODI 75 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 24 11 6 0 7 45.83
ODI 87 46 36 3 2 52.87


West Indies Vs India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (Bombay) - Nov 24, 1983
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at The Oval, London - Aug 24, 1995
West Indies Vs India at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Guwahati - Dec 17, 1983
Last played:
West Indies Vs Australia at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Mar 14, 1996