Full Name

Desmond Leo Haynes

Born

February 15, 1956, Holders Hill, St James, Barbados

Age

66y 288d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Playing Role

Opening Batter

Other

Coach

Think of Desmond Haynes and you see Kensington Oval, sun-drenched, and a broad smile as he beat out another century.

Haynes' batting possessed a solid muscularity and all-round nature to it, and while he was capable of destructive innings, he tended - in opening partnerships anyway - towards acting as a counterpoint to Gordon Greenidge's belligerent strokeplay.

He started his Test career with three half-centuries, at home against Australia in 1977-78. Next season he made hundreds in back-to-back Tests on a challenging tour of New Zealand. He made his highest Test score, 184, in his tenth Test, at Lord's, in the course of a double-century stand with Viv Richards.

At his best against pace, like most West Indians, he had the technique and diligence to score 75 and 143 in a game, the latter innings in a total of 256 in a rare West Indies defeat for that era, on a dustbowl in Sydney in 1989.

Though happiness pervaded Haynes' cricket, it was underpinned by a ruthless streak best illustrated by the cynical way in which, on his captaincy debut in 1990, he used delaying tactics to deny England a win in Trinidad.

He held the one-day record for most hundreds (17) till Sachin Tendulkar passed him in 1998.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s6sCtSt
Test11620225748718442.29183924650
ODI238237288648152*41.371370763.091757590
FC3766397226030255*45.90611382021
List A4194164415651152*42.07281101170
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test116318811/21/28.002.6618.0000
ODI238130240---4.80-000
FC37653627981/234.873.1267.000
List A41978059291/91/965.774.5586.6000
Desmond Leo Haynes
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Photos
Shai Hope receives a special jersey for his 100th ODI from Desmond Haynes
Desmond Haynes drives through the covers
Desmond Haynes celebrates Barbados' victory in the 2014 CPL
CPL coaches Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge
Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge follow the action
Antigua Hawksbills coach Vivian Richards and Barbados Tridents coach Desmond Haynes have a chat