A West Indian team, from Sub Continental origins

Players from the Indian sub continent have had a long, proud history contributing  to West Indian cricket. Though under the tutelage of Clive Lloyd, then Viv Richards, their presence in the international team was reduced. Any how i thought i’d pick my best West Indian team, of players with sub continent origins. One major problem is in the fast bowling ranks, but we have some good batsmen, and effective spinners.

Here we go, in batting order.

1/ Len Baichan

2/ Faoud Bacchus

3/ Alvin Kallicharan

4/ Rohan Kanhai (c)

5/ Shivnarine Chanderpaul

6/ Larry Gomes

7/ Denesh Ramdin

8/ Inshan Ali

9/ Ravi Rampaul

10/ Sunil Narine

11/ Sonny Ramahdin

12 th man. Ramnesh Sarwan


Any one missing? Who else could we have selected? Over to the Almanackers for feedback.




  1. Luke Reynolds says

    I think you’ve nailed the team Glen, can’t think of anyone who missed out who had a stronger claim than anyone in the team. Very strong batting from 3-6. I thought Ramnaresh Sarwan was going to be a superstar, while a very good player sadly he never reached those heights. Would be preparing a turning pitch for this team!

  2. Skip of Skipton says

    You can scratch Larry Gomes from your list. He has Portuguese ancestry.

  3. Glen.

    Did three of your selections visit our shores as part of the ill-fated 75/76 tour – Baichan, Kallicharan & Ali ?


  4. Fair enough comments gents. In light of Skips comments, i wil replace Larry Gomes with Ramnaresh Sarwan. Mick, as always you are spot on; those 3 were part of Clive Lloyds hapless hookers, 1975-76 touring team.


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