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Denesh Ramdin

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
West Indies, West Indies A, West Indies B, West Indies Inv XI, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies Under-19, Guyana Amazon Warriors
Roles played:
Skipper-Test | Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
55
Bowling:
0
Batting:
74
Bowling:
0
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
March 13, 1985, Couva, Trinidad

Profile

Denesh Ramdin is a wicket-keeper batsman who drew comparisons with Jeff Dujon and was also being touted as a future captain. Although he has failed to live up to the expectations, with age on his side, the Trinidadian is expected to come good in time.

Originally a fast bowler, Ramdin at 13, decided to give up on his bowling to concentrate fully on wicket-keeping. He soon became an important member of the West Indies' Under 19 side before being a surprise inclusion in the national squad for their 2005 Sri Lankan tour. Lauded for his agility behind the stumps during that series, Ramdin did his reputation no harm with a 71 against Australia 'Down Under', followed by a fighting 62* against India. He made it to the 2007 ICC World Cup squad despite enduring a miserable 2006-07 season. His terrible form continued even post the World Cup but his immaculate glove-work coupled with lack of competition meant that he could hold on to his place in the side. In 2009, he scored his maiden century (166) against England at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados and with time, also became West Indies' number one keeper in all three formats.

However, poor form pushed him out of the side but he returned in 2012 in the Test series against England. After two ordinary Tests, Ramdin rose to the occasion in the third, scoring an unbeaten 107. He scored his third Test ton against Bangladesh in Dhaka as he shared a mammoth 296 run unbeaten stand with Shivnarine Chanderpaul, helping West Indies beat the hosts by 77 runs.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 69 117 2707 14 26.28 49.47 4 13 166
ODI 127 98 1911 21 24.81 81.98 2 7 169
T20 51 33 351 10 15.26 121.03 0 1 55*
CLT20 15 12 223 0 18.58 112.62 0 0 48
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 194 10 1
ODI 167 6 9
T20 30 17 4
CLT20 9 1 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 13 4 7 0 2 30.77
ODI 1 1 0 0 0 100
T20 3 1 2 0 0 33.33
CLT20 5 3 2 0 0 60

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2015
 
ODI:
2005-2015
 
T20:
2006-2015
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Jul 13, 2005
Last played:
West Indies Vs Australia at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - Jun 11, 2015
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs India at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Jul 31, 2005
Last played:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Mar 21, 2015
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 16, 2006
Last played:
West Indies Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Jan 11, 2015
CLT20
Debut:
Trinidad and Tobago Vs Somerset at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 12, 2009
Last played:
Trinidad and Tobago Vs Mumbai at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 05, 2013
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