Full name Winston Keithroy Matthew Benjamin
Born December 31, 1964, All Saints, Antigua
Current age 52 years 202 days
Major teams West Indies, Hampshire, Leeward Islands, Leicestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||India v West Indies at Delhi, Nov 25-29, 1987 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Australia at Kingston, Apr 29-May 3, 1995 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Peshawar, Oct 17, 1986 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v West Indies at Lord's, May 28, 1995 scorecard|
|First-class span||1985 - 1996|
|List A span||1985/86 - 1998/99|
Winston Benjamin had the bit of devil that marked out many of his West Indian peers as great fast bowlers, but he only ever really attained the ranks of the good. Short and whippy, in 21 Tests (spread over nearly eight years) he never took a five-for and never took the new ball. He could give the ball a fearful thump - he smeared a run-a-ball 85 off New Zealand in 1994-95 - and he even won a Test with the bat. It was a crucial one too: in 1987-88 he preserved West Indies' status as the world's best with a crucial 40 not out in a series-levelling two-wicket win over Pakistan in Barbados. And in England in 1988 he topped the bowling averages with 12 wickets at 12.58.
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