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Full name William Vicente Rodriguez
Born June 25, 1934, St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Current age 80 years 68 days
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||West Indies v India at Kingston, Mar 7-12, 1962 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v England at Port of Spain, Mar 14-19, 1968 scorecard|
|List A span||1963-1963|
Willie Rodriguez was a good allrounder who failed to reproduce his best performances at Test level. He scored a fifty on his debut against India at Port-of-Spain in 1961-62, but his tour of England in 1963 was a disappointment, largely because of injury. He appeared infrequently after that tour, but returned to manage West Indies in Australia in 1979-80. Rodriguez also represented Trinidad at football.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?