Matches (18)
IND v ENG (1)
PSL 2024 (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
NZ v AUS (1)
Marsh Cup (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WPL (1)
WI 4-Day (4)

Full Name

Carl Llewellyn Hooper


December 15, 1966, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana


57y 72d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role


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.
Mike Selvey

Carl Hooper Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A457414811335714540.11--1585--2420


List A457-19718136113965/415/4134.374.1449.7510
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Photos of Carl Hooper

Carl Hooper with Marquino Mindley and Devon Thomas after handing out their West Indies Test caps
Devon Thomas receives his Test cap from Carl Hooper
Carl Hooper bats
Carl Hooper hits out for Lancashire
Carl Hooper - Portrait September 2002
Points awarded to West Indies after Afridi is unable to continue due to strained back