Carlisle Best      

Full name Carlisle Alonza Best

Born May 14, 1959, Richmond Gap, St Michael, Barbados

Current age 55 years 69 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Nephew - TL Best

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 13 1 342 164 28.50 735 46.53 1 1 39 2 8 0
ODIs 24 23 4 473 100 24.89 690 68.55 1 2 5 0
First-class 90 154 14 5439 179 38.85 13 24 107 0
List A 79 76 11 1942 137* 29.87 2 12 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 2 30 21 0 - - - 4.20 - 0 0 0
ODIs 24 2 19 12 0 - - - 3.78 - 0 0 0
First-class 90 1646 772 24 3/29 32.16 2.81 68.5 0 0
List A 79 682 571 14 2/22 2/22 40.78 5.02 48.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Kingston, Feb 21-23, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Faisalabad, Nov 23-25, 1990 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 4, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 16, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979-1994
List A span 1979-1994
Profile

Barbados's Carlisle Best began his Test career in true calypso style - his first scoring shot was a hooked six, third ball, off Ian Botham. That was at Jamaica in 1985-86, but Best's best came four years later, also against England. On his home ground he laced a tremendous 164 in a series-levelling victory. That was his zenith: his next four innings, in Pakistan in 1990-91, brought scores of 1, 8, 6 and 4. Best was not picked again. He hit the public eye in 1976 when, as a schoolboy, he scored more than 800 runs in the Association's Division II, and was selected for Barbados. He became a regular in the side following the rebel South Afrcia tours in the mid 1980s.
Rob Smyth

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