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Desmond Haynes

West Indies|Opening Batter
Desmond Haynes
INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1994
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Full Name

Desmond Leo Haynes


February 15, 1956, Holders Hill, St James, Barbados


68y 66d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Playing Role

Opening Batter



Think of Desmond Haynes and you see Kensington Oval, sun-drenched, and a broad smile as he beat out another century.

Haynes' batting possessed a solid muscularity and all-round nature to it, and while he was capable of destructive innings, he tended - in opening partnerships anyway - towards acting as a counterpoint to Gordon Greenidge's belligerent strokeplay.

He started his Test career with three half-centuries, at home against Australia in 1977-78. Next season he made hundreds in back-to-back Tests on a challenging tour of New Zealand. He made his highest Test score, 184, in his tenth Test, at Lord's, in the course of a double-century stand with Viv Richards.

At his best against pace, like most West Indians, he had the technique and diligence to score 75 and 143 in a game, the latter innings in a total of 256 in a rare West Indies defeat for that era, on a dustbowl in Sydney in 1989.

Though happiness pervaded Haynes' cricket, it was underpinned by a ruthless streak best illustrated by the cynical way in which, on his captaincy debut in 1990, he used delaying tactics to deny England a win in Trinidad.

He held the one-day record for most hundreds (17) till Sachin Tendulkar passed him in 1998.

Desmond Haynes Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A4194164415651152*42.07--28110-1170


List A419-78059291/91/965.774.5586.6000
Desmond Leo Haynes

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Photos of Desmond Haynes

Chief selector Desmond Haynes catches up with Kraigg Brathwaite
Desmond Haynes provided Alick Athanaze with his maiden Test cap
Shai Hope receives a special jersey for his 100th ODI from Desmond Haynes
Desmond Haynes drives through the covers
Desmond Haynes celebrates Barbados' victory in the 2014 CPL
CPL coaches Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge