Brian Lara... A West Indies Cricket Legend

Brian Lara is considered by cricket fans through out the world as the worlds greatest batsman of this era and as cricket's trouble genius. Brian Lara holds the record for highest first class score 501 for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994, and the highest Test score 400 for West Indies against England at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St. Johns in 2004. 

With this feat Lara join Sir Donald Bradman as only the second player in the history of Test cricket to score two triple centuries. The first tripple century being 375 which broke Sir Gary Sobers record in 1994 also against England.Lara contiue to show his incredible ability to set records, when on the 2005 tour to Australia he eclipse former Australian captain Allan Border to become the alltime leading run score in Test cricket

He was reappointed for an unpresedented third time in April 2006 to captain the West Indies in the 2006 Digicel home series. This follow the resignation of Shivnarine Chanderpaul as captain after an unsuccessful thirteen months at the helm, in which the West Indies won of fourteen Test matches.

Despite faltering in One Day Internationals Lara's batting in Test cricket  remain absolutely brilliant. His two centuries in the recently concluded 2006 Test series in Pakistan remain a testament to his genius. Lara continues to accumulate records his most recent, achevement being the only West Indian batsman to pass 10,000 runs in One Day International cricket.

Lara recently announce that he will retire from One Day Internationals after the 2007 World Cup; however he will continue playing Test cricket until his 40th birthday.

Brian Lara Test and One Day Cricket Statistics

Full Name Brian Charles Lara

Current Test Ranking

Current ODI Ranking 35th

Current Test Rating

801 points
Current ODI Rating 611

Highest Test Rating

911 v South Africa , Cape Town 2004
Highest ODI Rating 908 v Pakistan, 26/03/1993

Number of Test

Number of ODIs 290

Test Run Aggregate

ODI Run Aggregate 10,136

Test Career Average

ODI Batting Average 40.54

Total Test Wickets

Total ODI Wickets 4

Test Bowling Average

ODI Bowling Average 15.25

Test Centuries

ODI Centuries 19

Date of Birth

May 2, 1969, Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad

Test Debut

Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore - Dec 6-11, 1990

Last Test Match

Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi - Nov 27-Dec 1, 2006

ODI Debut

Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi - Nov 9, 1990 
Last ODI Match India v West Indies at Vadodara - Jan 31, 2007 

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm leg breaks

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Lara 400 notout, Brian Charles Lara knew he had to do something special in the final Test of England's 2004 tour of the West Indies. Something that would let the world know there was still some pride left in Caribbean cricket. This DVD tells the full story of how Lara reclaimed the world record and became the first man in history to register a Test score of 400.
Visit the Lara 400 Not-Out DVD Web Site

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Brian Lara's 2005 Play Station 2 DVD, Lara International Cricket 2005 will deliver all the atmosphere and excitement of major international cricket, in One Day, and Tests Tournaments, and have the perfect balance of gripping gameplay whether batting, bowling or fielding. Superb graphics and gameplay allow superb cricket action on the PC. This game requires a DVD player on your PCCD. 
Visit the Lara's 2005 - Play Station 2 Web Site

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Brian Lara's 1994 world Record Innings, The definitive account of Lara's first World Record of 375 runs made at the Antigua Recreation Ground on April 18, 1994.
Format Free Trial Cost
NTSC - DVD Sample video £24.99
Visit the Lara 1994 World Record Innings Web Site

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Brian Charles Lara Magnificent 153 not out Versus Australia 1999 DVD, West Indies defeat Australia in the Third Test Match in Barbados by one wicket as captain Brian Lara scores a glorious century 153 notout to seal Australia's fate!
Visit the Lara Magnificent 153 Not Out vs Australia 1999 DVD Web Site

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ICC Champion Trophy 2004 DVD, the crowning moment in Lara's career as captain was winning the ICC Champion trophy in 2004. This DVD contain highlights of the semis and then West Indies fantastic victory in the gloom over England.
Format Pages Cost
NTSC - DVD 191 £24.99
Visit the ICC Champion Trophy 2004 DVD Web Site

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Brian Lara Cricket Figurine, Lara is the greatest batsman of this era holding both batting world records. This figurine is approximately 20 cm produced and cast in cold cast porcelain. It is hand crafted by artist to the finest detail the figure of Lara can be recognised by the authenticity of its shot.
Porcelain  Figurine
Visit the Lara Cricket Figurine Web Site

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Lara 400 Caricature, A great caricature of the West Indian batsman
A4 size
Visit the Lara 400 Caricature Web Site

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Cricket Legends These players are the 50 greatest cricketers of the century, as voted by a blue-ribbon panel of judges assembled by ESPN. The panelists were asked to list in order, their top 50 players. Cricketing legends from Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies all made it to the final 50. Among them are some famous West Indies fast bowlers, great Aussie legends, and modern heros of the game. Disc 5 features the great George Headley.
Format Pages Cost
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