ODI cricket history through Impact Index - part 2. Click here for Part 1
Continuing in our series of pieces on each country's ODI history, we move here towards West Indies. From 1973 to 2012 (before the current series in England), West Indies played 670 matches and won 347 with a win loss ratio of 1.18. Their highest score is 360, lowest 54. They won the World Cup twice, in 1975 and 1979, and finished as runners-up in 1983.
We present three lists - of players, batsmen and bowlers. The minimum qualification to be on these lists is to have played 75 matches. A match is considered in this system only when there is a result, and if the player has bowled or batted, as the case may be.
Here are the highest impact ODI players in West Indies' history:
Quite unsurprisingly, the majority of this list is packed with players who represented West Indies during its golden era of world domination (1973-1994). Also evident is the gap in the quality between the old warhorses and the relatively new flag bearers of West Indian cricket. It is also interesting to note that only 4 players on this list belong to the current playing generation of the West Indian team.