Denesh Ramdin

Denesh Ramdin is a young wicketkeeper-batsman of tremendous potential. The wicket-keeping position in the West Indies team has been a game of musical cheers since Jeffrey Dujon played the last of his 81 Test in 1991. Many in the Caribbean see Ramdin as the long-term solution to the void left by Jeff Dujon, as well as a future captain of the West Indies team. 

Ramdin has been well prepared for the role as captain having led both Trinidad & Tobago's and West Indies Under-19 sides before being selected, aged 19 and with only 13 first-class games under his belt, as first-choice keeper for the senior squad's tour of Sri Lanka in 2005.

Ramdin has impressed one and all, with his nifty foot work behind the stumps and with his often bold couragous batting. In the series against Australia in November 2005, Ramdin show his worth with the bat scoring 71 in a face saving partnership of 182 with Dwayne Bravo in the third Test in Hobart.  

In the subsequent series against the Kiwi's in New Zealand his form and confidence both behind and in front the stumps seem to desert him; however in the 2006 home series against India Ramdin's wicket-keeping was impressive on flat low pitches.  

Ramdin also show glimpses of brilliance in his batting during the final stages of the Sabina Park Test against the Indians, when he scored a fighting in an effort to pull off a win for the West Indies.

Despite a fall off in form both behind the stumps and in front he is expected to play a significant role in the West Indies World Cup 2007 team.

Denesh Ramdin Test and ODI Rating Statistics

Full Name Denesh Ramdin

Current Test Ranking

Current ODI Ranking 97th

Current Test Rating

418 points
Current ODI Rating 395

Highest Test Rating

421 v India, 02/07/2006
Highest ODI Rating 418 v Zimbabwe, 07/05/2006

Number of Test

Number of ODIs 22

Test Run Aggregate

ODI Run Aggregate 357

Test Batting Average

ODI Batting Average 27.46

Total Test Wickets

Total ODI Wickets 0

Test Bowling Average

ODI Bowling Average -

Test Centuries

ODI Centuries 0

Date of Birth

March 13, 1985, Couva, Trinidad

Test Debut

Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 13-17, 2005 

Last Test Match

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

ODI Debut

India v West Indies at Dambulla - Jul 31, 2005 
Last ODI Match India v West Indies at Vadodara - Jan 31, 2007  

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Playing Role Wicket-Keeper

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