West Indian cricketer. He was captain of the West Indies team 1986–91. He played for the Leeward Islands and, in the UK, for Somerset and Glamorgan. A prolific run-scorer, by the end of his career he held the record for the greatest number of runs made in Test cricket in one calendar year (1,710 runs in 1976), and was the all-time leading run scorer for the West Indies in Test cricket. He retired from international cricket after the West Indies tour of England in 1991 and from first-class cricket at the end of the 1993 season.
Test cricket (1974–91) appearances: 121; runs: 8,540; average: 50.23; not out: 12; 100s: 24; best: 291 (v. England 1976); catches: 122
One-day internationals (1975–91) appearances: 187; batting: runs: 6,721; average: 47.00; not out: 24; best: 189 not out (v. England 1984); bowling: overs: 940.4; wickets: 118; runs: 4,228; average: 35.83; best: 6–41 (v. India 1989); catches: 100
All first-class cricket (1971–93) appearances: 507; batting: runs: 36,212; average: 49.40; not out: 63; 100s: 114; best: 322 (v. Warwickshire 1985); bowling: overs: 3,870; wickets: 223; runs: 10,070; average: 45.15; best: 5–88 (v. Queensland 1981); catches: 464
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1977
Wisden Cricketer of the Century 2000
In April 2000 he was voted the fifth greatest cricketer of the 20th century by the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
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