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Carl Hooper
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Carl Hooper

West Indies
Carl Hooper

INTL CAREER: 1987 - 2003

Full Name

Carl Llewellyn Hooper

Born

December 15, 1966, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana

Age

54y 309d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

It was March 31, 1995, West Indies v Australia, Bridgetown: the first morning of the first Test. Australia, off to a flyer, had taken three wickets for six when Cool Carl walked to the crease. Immediately Shane Warne was brought into the attack to bowl the 10th over of the series. He went round the wicket. The first ball was met yards down the pitch and deposited in the air to the long-on boundary. Down the pitch to the second, Hooper inside-edged to fine leg for four more. The third received the same treatment as the first: 12 from the first three balls. By lunch, Hooper and Brian Lara, in a memorable counter-attack, had put on precisely 100 together. That was Hooper's potential. His second Test innings brought a century in Calcutta, but all too often he failed to deliver. A mid-thirties average is a dereliction of duty for a batsman of his exquisite charms and ability. The captaincy, which he took on after a prolonged absence from the side, briefly brought out the best in him, and for two years he averaged nearer 50. But, following a disappointing World Cup in 2003, he was replaced by Lara and once more reverted to semi-retirement.
Mike Selvey

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test10217315576223336.461146250.271327633631150
ODI227206435761113*35.34751776.63729409651200
FC3395355223034236*47.68691043750
List A457414811335714540.1115852420
T20109216249*23.14156103.840013360
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1021451379456351145/267/17849.422.45121.00140
ODI227203957369581934/344/3436.054.3649.60300
FC33946464195955557/9335.302.5383.70180
List A45719718136113965/415/4134.374.1449.70510
T20101020419784/184/1824.625.7925.50100
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Photos


Carl Hooper bats
Carl Hooper hits out for Lancashire
Carl Hooper - Portrait September 2002
Points awarded to West Indies after Afridi is unable to continue due to strained back
Kennedy Obuya takes off the bails in a flash and Hooper has to walk back
Carl Hooper and wicket-keeper Ridley Jacobs react after missing a ball going between them off the bat of Sanath Jayasuriya