Matches (19)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
Dang CL (1)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Omari Ahmed Clemente Banks


July 17, 1982, Anguilla


41y 229d

Also Known As

Banks or Bankie

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role


In May 2003, Omari Banks made history as the first player from the tiny Leeward island of Anguilla to play Test cricket for the West Indies. Facing the mighty Australians, Banks had the sort of introduction that would break lesser men - he picked up three wickets in his first innings, but was spanked for 204 runs in 40 overs, the most runs ever conceded by a Test debutant. With a high, elegant action and good control of flight, Banks possessed sufficient guile to trouble the best, but it was his resourceful lower-middle-order batting that really caught the eye - the following week in Antigua, he contributed an assured and vital 47 not out, as West Indies successfully chased 418 for victory, the highest fourth-innings target in Test history. Banks's skills had been honed at Leicestershire in 2001, where, as a 17-year-old, he spent two months playing for the second XI, with a solitary first-class appearance against the Pakistanis. The following season, he returned to England as part of the West Indian Youth team. After drifting out of the international reckoning in 2005 he eventually joined the Kolpak route into the county when he signed for Somerset in 2008.
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Omari Banks Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A736017122877*28.55--09--160


List A73-30372241814/234/2327.664.4237.4200
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Recent Matches of Omari Banks

Leeward Is vs Comb C&C10 & 261/52 & 0/3018-Feb-2011North SoundFC
Leeward Is vs Eng Lions1 & 00/3504-Feb-2011BasseterreFC
Leeward Is vs Windward Is0--21-Oct-2010KingstonList A
Leeward Is vs Barbados41--15-Oct-2010KingstonList A
Leeward Is vs Jamaica30/1922-Jul-2010BridgetownT20

Photos of Omari Banks

Omari Banks hooks Johann Louw
Omari Banks brings out the reverse sweep
Omari Banks sweeps a ball past Kumar Sangakkara
Omari Banks of the West Indies
Omari Banks cuts loose
Omari Banks defends