Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Mervyn Dillon


June 05, 1974, Mission Village, Toco, Trinidad


49y 272d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role


Mervyn Dillon has long been labelled as the natural successor to Courtney Walsh. His action has a hint of the same well-oiled efficiency, and he takes a high percentage of wickets with the ball that angles in then just holds its own. But Dillon has neither the deceptive pace of the young Walsh nor the matchless craft of the later model. He remains an adequate stock bowler who, in another era, would hardly qualify for the new ball. Nevertheless, he did everything that was asked of him during West Indies' series victory over India in 2001-02, leading the attack with a rarely-witnessed passion, and bowling his side to victory at Bridgetown and Kingston. His bowling fell away after that, and the emergence of a number of younger, quicker bowlers meant that Dillon's place was no longer secure. He was left out after the series in South Africa in 2003-04, but made it into the Champions Trophy squad, and took a career-best 5 for 29 against Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl, although injury ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.
Simon Briggs (September 2004)

Mervyn Dillon Career Stats


List A161-791857131885/295/2930.384.3242.1630

Batting & Fielding

List A1618329459418.50--00--350
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Recent Matches of Mervyn Dillon

Trinidad & T vs Jamaica17 & 13/57 & 0/1024-Apr-2008KingstonFC
Trinidad & T vs Barbados10/1922-Feb-2008CoolidgeT20
Trinidad & T vs St Vi & Gren--1/1713-Feb-2008CoolidgeT20
Trinidad & T vs St Lucia--0/1602-Feb-2008CoolidgeT20
ICL Mumbai vs ICL Hyd--0/3215-Dec-2007PanchkulaOTHERT20

Photos of Mervyn Dillon

Inzamam-ul-Haq bludgeons a Mervyn Dillon delivery
Brian Lara and Mervyn Dillon of the ICL Mumbai Champs address the media
Merv Dillon bowls in the nets
Mervyn Dillon has a bowl during practice
Merv Dillon portrait
Merv Dillon grabs another wicket on his to 5 for 29