Matches (14)
ZIM v WI (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
ENG-L in SL (1)
BPL 2023 (2)
WT20WC Warm-up (5)
SA20 (2)
ILT20 (1)

Full Name

Vasbert Conniel Drakes


August 05, 1969, Springhead, St Andrew, Barbados


53y 187d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder


DC Drakes




When Vasbert Drakes was selected for West Indies' Champions Trophy squad at 33 in September 2002, he was offered a belated chance to build the sort of international career that seemed to have been his for the taking a few years earlier. Capable of genuine pace off a short run-up, and a very handy hard-hitting batsman with four first-class centuries to his name, Drakes's West Indies career had been limited to five one-day matches against Australia in 1994-95, and a place on the subsequent tour of England. But thereafter, Drakes chose to earn his living by playing county cricket in the English summer, and for Border in South Africa in the winter, which meant he was not eligible for national selection. It was only when the selectors realised how short-sighted this policy was that Drakes returned to the fold. He celebrated with the wicket of Jacques Kallis in his first international over for more than seven years, and went on to enjoy personal success in an anticlimatic World Cup campaign. The highlight of his career, however, came with the bat, when his unbeaten 27 steered West Indies to a world-record target of 418, against Australia in Antigua. In 2008 he took over as coach of the UAE.
Andrew Miller

Career Averages
List A217null1044772832795/195/1926.104.1837.4840
Batting & Fielding
List A21714933178710415.40nullnull11nullnull360
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Vasbert Drakes and Richard Pybus at West Indies training
West Indies Women's coach Vasbert Drakes speaks to the players
West Indies Women coach Vasbert Drakes gives throwdowns in the nets
Vasbert Drakes and Ramnaresh Sarwan attend a Digicel Cricket Clinic
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Vasbert Drakes of the West Indies celebrates their winning runs