Brian Lara      

Full name Brian Charles Lara

Born May 2, 1969, Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad

Current age 45 years 173 days

Major teams West Indies, ICC World XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mumbai Champs, Northern Transvaal, Southern Rocks, Trinidad & Tobago, Warwickshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Fatima College, Trinidad

Brian Charles Lara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 19753 60.51 34 48 1559 88 164 0
ODIs 299 289 32 10405 169 40.48 13086 79.51 19 63 120 0
First-class 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 65 88 320 0
List A 429 411 43 14602 169 39.67 27 86 177 0
Twenty20 3 3 0 99 65 33.00 86 115.11 0 1 11 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 131 4 60 28 0 - - - 2.80 - 0 0 0
ODIs 299 5 49 61 4 2/5 2/5 15.25 7.46 12.2 0 0 0
First-class 261 514 416 4 1/1 104.00 4.85 128.5 0 0
List A 429 130 149 5 2/5 2/5 29.80 6.87 26.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Dec 6-11, 1990 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 27-Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 9, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 21, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1987/88
Last First-class Leeward Islands v Trinidad & Tobago at Philipsburg, Jan 18-21, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1987/88
Last List A West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 21, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Mashonaland Eagles v Southern Rocks at Harare, Nov 13, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Matabeleland Tuskers v Southern Rocks at Harare, Nov 17, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
47 World XI v Asia XI Doha 6 Oct 2014 Other T20
23 M.C.C. v ROW XI Lord's 5 Jul 2014 Other OD
56 M.C.C. v Herts Lord's 22 Jun 2014 Other OD
11 Rocks v Tuskers Harare 17 Nov 2010 T20
23 Rocks v Rhinos Harare 14 Nov 2010 T20
65 Rocks v Eagles Harare 13 Nov 2010 T20
37 M.C.C. v Pakistanis Lord's 27 Jun 2010 Other T20
9* Trinidad & T v Leeward Is Philipsburg 18 Jan 2008 FC
123, 53* Trinidad & T v Guyana Port of Spain 4 Jan 2008 FC
15 ICL Mumbai v ICL Hyd Panchkula 15 Dec 2007 Other T20
Profile

The 10th of 11 children, Brian Lara learnt his game at the Harvard Coaching Clinic, where he was enrolled at the age of six, and although at school he played for Trinidad's junior football and table tennis side, it was cricket which really drew him. Aged 14, he made 745 runs at 126.16, earning him selection for the Trinidad Under-16 team. A year later he was in the West Indies Under-19 side. In 1990, aged 20, Lara became Trinidad and Tobago's youngest captain, leading them to victory in the Geddes Grant Shield. In that year he made his Test debut, scoring 44 and 6 against Pakistan.

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Jul 5, 2014

Brian Lara guides the ball to third man, MCC v Rest of the World XI, Lord's, July 5, 2014

Brian Lara guides the ball to third man

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Jun 16, 2014

Brian Lara was on hand to present Jermaine Blackwood his first international cap, West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Trinidad, 1st day, June 16, 2014

Brian Lara was on hand to present Jermaine Blackwood his first international cap

© WICB

Oct 14, 2013

Brian Lara, during a pro-am golf event, Bermuda, October 14, 2013

Brian Lara, during a pro-am golf event

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1995

Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, Nov 2009

Country Fixtures Country Results
CA Wmn XI v WI Women at Canberra - Oct 22
CA Wmn XI won by 6 runs
3rd unofficial Test: Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A at Moratuwa
Oct 25-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
1st unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A at Dambulla
Nov 1, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
1st T20I: Aus Women v WI Women at Sydney
Nov 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
2nd unofficial ODI: Sri Lanka A v W. Indies A at Kurunegala
Nov 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 23:30 EST | 22:30 CST | 20:30 PST)
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