Full name Carl Llewellyn Hooper
Born December 15, 1966, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana
Current age 50 years 40 days
Major teams West Indies, Guyana, Kent, Lancashire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||India v West Indies at Mumbai, Dec 11-16, 1987 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v West Indies at Kolkata, Oct 30-Nov 3, 2002 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v West Indies at Dunedin, Mar 18, 1987 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Kenya v West Indies at Kimberley, Mar 4, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Lancashire v Gloucestershire at Manchester, Sep 16-19, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1984/85|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester, Aug 31, 2004 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nottinghamshire v Lancashire at Nottingham, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Lancashire v Surrey at Birmingham, Aug 7, 2004 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|33*, 1/37||SRT Blasters||v Warne’s Warr||Los Angeles||14 Nov 2015||Other T20|
|11, 0/20||SRT Blasters||v Warne’s Warr||New York||7 Nov 2015||Other T20|
|0/9||WI Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||7 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|16||WI Masters||v Ind Masters||Bridgetown||6 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|0/15, 0||WI Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||5 Nov 2010||Other T20|
|1/26, 1||WI Masters||v SA Masters||Bridgetown||2 Dec 2009||Other T20|
|3, 0/23||WI Masters||v Eng Masters||Bridgetown||30 Nov 2009||Other T20|
|42, 2/37||WI Masters||v SL Masters||Bridgetown||27 Nov 2009||Other T20|
It was March 31, 1995, West Indies v Australia, Bridgetown: the first morning of the first Test. Australia, off to a flyer, had taken three wickets for six when Cool Carl walked to the crease. Immediately Shane Warne was brought into the
attack to bowl the 10th over of the series. He went round the wicket. The first ball was met yards down the pitch and deposited in the air to the long-on boundary. Down the pitch to the second, Hooper inside-edged to fine leg for four more. The third received the same treatment as the first: 12 from the first
three balls. By lunch, Hooper and Brian Lara, in a memorable counter-attack, had put on precisely 100 together. That was Hooper's potential. His second Test innings brought a century in Calcutta, but all too often he failed to deliver. A mid-thirties average is a dereliction of duty for a batsman of his exquisite
charms and ability. The captaincy, which he took on after a prolonged absence from the side, briefly brought out the best in him, and for two years he averaged nearer 50. But, following a disappointing World Cup in 2003, he was replaced by Lara and once more reverted to semi-retirement.
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