Gordon Greenidge

Gordon Greenidge was a technically sound opening batsman with powerful strokeplay, he learned his cricket in England where he migrated with his parents as a young boy . At twenty three years old Greenidge made his Test debut for the West Indies under new captain Clive Lloyd on the 1974 tour of India. Over the course of an outstanding career Greenidge was to be acclaimed, along with Gavaskar as the finest opening batsman of the 1980's and the best ever opener from the Caribbean. 

From early in his Test career Greenidge seem destined to achived greatness, the skills he aquired in playing the turing ball while growing up in England were to proved crictical in his mastering the art of batting. Greenidge was a superb technician, with a solid defensive techniques and superbed attacking stroke play.

He was equally impressive all around the wicket with his stroke-play his shots off the back-foot, namely : the Square Cut, the Pull or the Hook were awesome but Greenidge could also play the front foot shots on both sides of the wicket just as easily and with just as much power. 

Gordon Greenidge along with Desmond Haynes formed what was an enduring and prolific opening partnership for Barbados and the West Indies, with 16 century stands at the Test level, four of them in excess of 200.

Gordon Greenidge Test Cricket Statistics

Full Name Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge

Number of Test

Number of ODIs 128

Test Run Aggregate

ODI Run Aggregate 5,134

Test Batting Average

ODI Batting Average 45.03

Total Test Wickets

Total ODI Wickets 1

Test Bowling Average

ODI Bowling Average 45.00

Test Centuries

ODI Centuries 11

Date of Birth

May 1, 1951, Black Bess, St Peter, Barbados

Test Debut

India v West Indies at Bangalore - Nov 22-27, 1974 

Last Test Match

West Indies v Australia at St John's - Apr 27-May 1, 1991 

ODI Debut

Pakistan v West Indies at Birmingham - Jun 11, 1975 
Last ODI Match England v West Indies at Manchester - May 25, 1991 

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style


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