Ramnaresh Sarwan

Full name Ramnaresh Sarwan

Born June 23, 1980, Wakenaam Island, Essequibo, Guyana

Current age 30 years 213 days

Major teams West Indies, Gloucestershire, Guyana, Kings XI Punjab, Stanford Superstars

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Ramnaresh Sarwanl Picture

Ramnaresh Sarwanl Profile

A nimble, Chaplinesque right-hander, Ramnaresh Sarwan was brought up in the South American rainforest around the Essequibo River. After his first Test innings, 84 not out against Pakistan, Ted Dexter was moved to predict a Test average of more than 50 – an unfair millstone to hang around any young player’s neck. But on his first tour, to England in 2000, Sarwan lived up to the hype by topping the averages. His footwork, which seemed to require no early trigger movements, was strikingly confident and precise.

It was a surprise when he then produced a horror run of three runs in five innings in Australia, but against India in 2001-02 he was back to his composed best. Sarwan, who took over as Brian Lara’s vice-captain in March 2003, required 28 matches and 49 innings to post his maiden Test century, 119 in December 2002 – and even then it came against the less-than-mighty Bangladeshis. But, as the likes of Graham Gooch and Steve Waugh can testify, the first time is often the hardest, and since then, his batting has achieved a greater level of consistency. A dream series against South Africa in 2003-04, where he averaged nearly a 100 runs a Test, was followed by a lean run against England. But he battled on, and returned to form in a stunning manner with an unbeaten 261 against Bangladesh in June. Then came the England tour in 2004 where he began and ended the tour on a low note, but was prolific in the middle. However, West Indian fortunes were on the ascendancy in one-dayers, as they reached the finals of the NatWest Series and then won the ICC Champions Trophy with Sarwan playing a big hand in both tournaments. However, he was one of the players involved in the contract dispute between with WICB and missed the first Test against South Africa in 2005. On his return he scored attractive runs, but was again overlooked for the captaincy when it was handed back to Brian Lara. He didn’t fare well with the bat in the 2006-07 season, averaging just 25.90 in 13 games he played till the end of the Champions Trophy. In a shocking gesture, he was dropped from the second Test against Pakistan in the away series in November. He returned for the third Test and sustained a foot injury which kept him out of the one-dayers against Pakistan and the tour of India. He turned in some solid performances at the World Cup and was named as the captain following the retirement of Brian Lara. It wasn’t exactly a field full of promising candidates. Injuries limited his appearances in 2007, and a friendly captaincy competition between Sarwan and Gayle continued with both players publicly supporting one another. Sarwan was Gayle’s deputy on his return to the side in 2008 for the home series against Sri Lanka but the demotion did not affect his output, and he made three half-centuries and a hundred in the two Tests.

Ramnaresh Sarwanl Batting, Fielding and Bowling
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Ramnaresh Sarwanl Career






Ramnaresh Sarwanl Test Matches

West Indies Vs Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown – Barbados – May 18, 2000
Last played:
West Indies Vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth – Dec 16, 2009

Ramnaresh Sarwanl ODI Matches

West Indies Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham – Jul 20, 2000
Last played:
West Indies Vs South Africa at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua – May 24, 2010

Ramnaresh Sarwanl T20 Matches

West Indies Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg – Sep 11, 2007
Last played:
West Indies Vs South Africa at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter’s, Antigua – May 20, 2010

Ramnaresh Sarwanl IPL20 Matches

Kings XI Punjab Vs Mumbai Indians at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali – Chandigarh – Apr 25, 2008
Last played:
Kings XI Punjab Vs Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) – May 10, 2008

Ramnaresh Sarwanl CL20 Matches

Guyana Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Centurion, Tshwane – Sep 12, 2010
Last played:
Guyana Vs Southern Redbacks at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg – Sep 21, 2010

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