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Full name Raphick Rasif Jumadeen
Born April 12, 1948, Harmony Hall, Gasparillo, Trinidad
Current age 66 years 349 days
Major teams West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Brother - S Jumadeen
|Test debut||West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Apr 20-26, 1972 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v West Indies at Kanpur, Feb 2-8, 1979 scorecard|
|First-class span||1967/68 - 1980/81|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1980/81|
Trinidad left-armer Raphick Jumadeen had a bit of a thankless task, plying his trade around the time when spinners were becoming an endangered species in West Indian cricket. He played 12 Tests in the 1970s, but these came in fits and starts, and he was only once given a full series, against India in 1975-76. He toured England in 1976, taking 58 wickets at 30.00 but playing only one Test, and as Clive Lloyd's all-pace attack came to the fore, he was sidelined. The defection of players to World Series Cricket gave him a reprieve, and in two Tests against Australia in 1977-78 he took 11 wickets, but after only three wickets against India the following season (and the return of the Packer players) he was dropped for the last time. Renowned for accuracy rather than penetration, Jumadeen never tore through a side, but he remained tidy and economical: his debut match figures - 64-31-64-1 - summed up his career. He later became a selector and, in July 2008, was was named in the national selection selection panel headed by Clyde Butts.
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.