Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd made his Test debut for West Indies in 1966-67 against India as a left-handed middle order batsman, right arm medium pace bowler and brilliant cover fielder. Standing 6'5" with an imposing presence in the middle Lloyd took over the captaincy of a talented West Indies team from Rohan Kanhai in the 1974-75 series against India and led them to a 3-2 win. He went on to captain the West Indies in 74 Test matches more than any other person in the history of Test cricket.

After wining his first series as captain in India Lloyd went on to win th first Prudential World Cup in 1975; however the winter tour to Australia in 1975-76 was a disaster with a 5-1 defeat as the West Indies came up against the powerful Australian pace attack of Lillee, Thomson and Gilmour. The unsuccessful tour of Australia proved to be a major turning point in West Indian cricket, as Lloyd realised that such an attack could well be the answer he was looking for to boost his talented young team.  

Lloyd was widely regarded as a father figure to his young team hence he was able to weld the West Indies into a united winning team. Lloyd commanded respect from his players because he was willing to stand up on their behalf. In 1977 during the turbulant Packer years Lloyd resign as captain  in protest after some of his players were drop with out reason. He declared that he would not play in the face of what he term 'gross victimization.

Lloyd can be credited with chaging the way cricklet was played. The use of four fast bowlers in cricket is common place in this modern era this method of attack was made popular by Lloyd. The use of two bouncers an over is also a modern rule introduced by the ICC to nullify lloyd's pace attack. He was also criticize for intimidatory fast bowling and slow over rates.

His career ended with an innings defeat in the Test at Sydney 1984-85 and the loss of the World Championship in one-day cricket. Not even these set backs, can detract from his impresssive career as a batsman, as a superb fielder, first in the covers and later in the slips and above all the who brought the West Indies team to its final muturity. Lloyd moulded his side until it became the ultimate expression of professionalism which led to its total dominance of world cricket from 1976 to 1985.

After retiring as a player, Clive Lloyd has remained heavily involved in cricket, managing the West Indies in the late 1990s,  coaching, commentating and as an ICC match referee. He is currently chairman of the West Indies cricket development committee, he was recently appointed  as a West Indies Cricket Board director.

Clive Lloyd Test  and One Day Cricket Statistics

Full Name Clive Hubert Lloyd

Number of Test

Number of ODIs 87

Test Run Aggregate

ODI Run Aggregate 1'977

Test Batting Average

ODI Batting Average 39.54

Total Test Wickets

Total ODI Wickets 8

Test Bowling Average

ODI Bowling Average 26.25

Test Centuries

ODI Centuries 1

Date of Birth

August 31, 1944, Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

Test Debut

India v West Indies at Mumbai (BS) - Dec 13-18, 1966 

ODI Debut

England v West Indies at Leeds - Sep 5, 1973

Last Test Match

Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Dec 30, 1984 - Jan 2, 1985
Last ODI Match Pakistan v West Indies at Melbourne - Mar 6, 1985

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right-arm medium

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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.
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Clive Lloyds Finest Hour West Indies v Australia in the 1975 World Cup Final. Clive Lloyd led from the front with a spectacular century in the final as West Indies defeated Australia by 17 runs to take the inaugural Cricket World Cup.
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1979 World Cup Highlights Clive Lloyd raise the trophy again as West indies win the cricket World Cup for the second time.
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1983 World Cup Highlights, West Indies under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd were going for a third successive cricket World Cup but were defeated in the finals by India.
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Clive Lloyd Caricature, A great carcature of the great West Indies cricket captain.
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