Full name Leonard Baichan
Born May 12, 1946, Rose Hall, Berbice, British Guiana
Current age 70 years 80 days
Major teams West Indies, Guyana
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Feb 15-20, 1975 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1976 scorecard|
|First-class span||1968/69 - 1982/83|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1979/80|
A left-hand opener with remarkable powers of concentration, Len Baichan made hundreds in his first two matches of the West Indies' 1974-75 tour of India and Pakistan, the second a match-saving effort in the second innings of the first Test at Lahore. A car accident meant he missed the Tests against India, and the presence of Roy Fredericks and Gordon Greenidge made it nigh on impossible for him to regain one of the opening slots. He made his third and final appearance - batting No. 3 - the following winter in the sixth Test against Australia at Melbourne where he made 3 and 20 against the might of Lillee and Thomson. That was that.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"