Full name Carlisle Alonza Best
Born May 14, 1959, Richmond Gap, St Michael, Barbados
Current age 56 years 78 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Relation Nephew - TL Best
|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|
|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|
|First-class span||1979/80 - 1993/94|
|List A span||1979/80 - 1993/94|
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.
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