Full name Vasbert Conniel Drakes
Born August 5, 1969, Springhead, St Andrew, Barbados
Current age 45 years 362 days
Major teams Scotland, West Indies, Barbados, Border, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Sussex, Warwickshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka, Dec 8-10, 2002 scorecard|
|Last Test||South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 16-20, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Mar 8, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 25, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 16-20, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1991/92|
|Last List A||Scotland v Warwickshire at Edinburgh, Sep 18, 2005 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/32, 28*||WI Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||9 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|2/22, 2||WI Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||7 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|0/10||WI Masters||v Ind Masters||Bridgetown||6 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|1/32, 1||WI Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||5 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|0/35, 8*||WI Masters||v SA Masters||Bridgetown||2 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|10, 1/31||WI Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||30 Nov 2009||Other T20|
|18*, 1/29||WI Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||27 Nov 2009||Other T20|
|0/18||Lashings XI||v Kent Academy||Canterbury||10 Aug 2007||Other OD|
|2/15, 0||Lashings XI||v Staffs||Telford||12 Jul 2007||Other OD|
|1, 1/46||Lashings XI||v Cheshire||Telford||12 Jul 2007||Other OD|
When Vasbert Drakes was selected for West Indies' Champions Trophy squad at 33 in September 2002, he was offered a belated chance to build the sort of international career that seemed to have been his for the taking a few years earlier. Capable of genuine pace off a short run-up, and a very handy hard-hitting batsman with four first-class centuries to his name, Drakes's West Indies career had been limited to five one-day matches against Australia in 1994-95, and a place on the subsequent tour of England. But thereafter, Drakes chose to earn his living by playing county cricket in the English summer, and for Border in South Africa in the winter, which meant he was not eligible for national selection. It was only when the selectors realised how short-sighted this policy was that Drakes returned
to the fold. He celebrated with the wicket of Jacques Kallis in his first international over for more than seven years, and went on to enjoy personal success in an anticlimatic World Cup campaign. The highlight of his career, however, came with the bat, when his unbeaten 27 steered West Indies to a world-record target of 418, against Australia in Antigua. In 2008 he took over as coach of the UAE.
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