Full name Sheik Faoud Ahamul Fasiel Bacchus
Born January 31, 1954, Campbellville, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana
Current age 63 years 172 days
Major teams United States of America, West Indies, Border, Guyana, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 15-18, 1978 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 30-Feb 3, 1982 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Australia at St John's, Feb 22, 1978 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 25, 1983 scorecard|
|First-class span||1971/72 - 1985/86|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1985/86|
Not many batsmen make 250 in a Test but average only 26, but Faoud Bacchus, who was born today, did precisely that. That 250 came at Kanpur in 1978-79, and he might have made more had he not slipped and hit his own wicket. But he also made seven ducks in 30 innings, and a couple of chaps called Greenidge and Haynes made getting back into the side virtually impossible. He played 19 Tests for West Indies in the late 1970s and early '80s in all, remarkably every one of them on a different Test ground. He returned 15 years later, at 43, to play ICC Trophy cricket for USA where he now lives.
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?