Alvin Kallicharran

West Indies|Top order Batter
Alvin Kallicharran
INTL CAREER: 1972 - 1981
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Full Name

Alvin Isaac Kallicharran


March 21, 1949, Port Mourant, Berbice, British Guiana


74y 350d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter





Proof positive that small can be beautiful in Test cricket. He had poise, balance, orthodoxy, a full range of strokes off either foot, and a bat that because of its size relative to him, appeared far too large to a generation of hapless bowlers. He was at his happiest away from the softer seaming pitches in England however despite his successful seasons with Warwickshire. What many regard as his finest innings, 158 against England in Port of Spain in 1973-4, was shrouded in controversy. Having made 142, he watched Bernard Julien play the last ball of the first day to Tony Greig at silly point before walking down the pitch towards the pavilion never having returned to his crease from backing up. Greig threw down the bowlers stumps and Kallicharran was given out by Douglas Sang Hue only to be reinstated next morning after the mood of the tour had been soured. His attempt to join Packer foundered when it was discovered he had contravened a contract with a Queensland radio station but instead took on the captaincy of West Indies in 1977-8 when Clive Lloyd resigned over the Packer issue.
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Alvin Kallicharran Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A383363361133620634.66--1571-860


List A383-22941823426/326/3243.404.7654.6010
Alvin Isaac Kallicharran

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Photos of Alvin Kallicharran

Monank Patel accepts the Man of the Match award from former West Indies player Alvin Kallichharan
Alvin Kallicharran takes in the match with ICC Americas tournament director Zubin Surkari
Deryck Murray, Clyde Walcott, Viv Richards and Alvin Kallicharran field as English footballer Geoff Hurst tries his hand at batting a football
Alvin Kallicharran
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Alvin Kallicharran drives as Brian Close at short leg looks on