Full Name

Shamar Kamal Springer


November 26, 1997, St Michael, Barbados


25y 118d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role


Cricket learnt of the Gangnam style after West Indies became World T20 champions in 2012. Four years later, it was the time of the chest roll as their Under-19s became World Cup winners. A fairly self-explanatory jig - tuck in your elbows, thrust your chest out and get to all the rolling - it was allrounder Shamar Springer's preferred celebration.

A middle-order batsman and a nagging seam bowler, Springer performed both roles excellently in the semi-final of the tournament, which also spoke of his big-match temperament. The 62 off 88 balls he made in the chase of 227 against the hosts Bangladesh was also a sign that he wasn't simply a "ball beater," though that side of his game had been apparent against Fiji, when he made a 74-ball century. He finished among the top five batsmen in that tournament with 285 runs at an average of 57.

Springer came through the Barbados age-group system, playing for their Under-17 and Under-19 sides and was also picked up by the local CPL franchise Tridents for the 2016 edition. "Very happy to be part of this team," he had said upon hearing the news, "and I just want to do well for my Dad." Springer's father had passed away in June 2016
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A353285285422.0073471.93013712150
List A35301114883385/305/3023.234.7529.3110
Recent Matches - Player
Barbados vs Leeward Is4 & 02/48 & 0/4815-Mar-2023Port of SpainFC
Barbados vs Jamaica0 & 11*3/11 & 2/3808-Feb-2023CoolidgeFC
Barbados vs Guyana35* & 00/46 & 1/1401-Feb-2023North SoundFC
Barbados vs Trinidad & T54/6416-Nov-2022North SoundList A
Barbados vs Leeward Is13*1/3713-Nov-2022North SoundList A
Shamar Springer fields the ball awkwardly
Shamar Springer celebrates a wicket in trademark fashion
Shamar Springer brings out the chest roll after dismissing Armaan Jaffer
Shamar Springer celebrates a wicket with his signature dance moves
Gidron Pope and Shamar Springer celebrate after the semi-final win
Shamar Springer