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Johnson Charles
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Johnson Charles

West Indies|wicketkeeper batter
Johnson Charles

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2016

Full Name

Johnson Charles

Born

January 14, 1989, St Lucia

Age

32y 92d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

TEAMS

A muscular opener with a penchant for swatting the ball square either side of the wicket, much like Dwayne Smith, Johnson Charles was part of West Indies' T20 World Cup winning teams in 2012 and 2016. While Smith's second skill is seam bowling, Charles' is wicketkeeping. With Denesh Ramdin representing West Indies in all three formats, and Andre Fletcher also in the limited-overs mix, West Indies have used Charles' second skill sparingly.

Charles' power-hitting came to the fore when he muscled 52 off 36 balls against India, setting up West Indies' win over India in the World T20 semi-final in Mumbai in 2016. After the tournament-winning victory, St Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony announced that Charles would have a grandstand named after him at Beausejour Stadium, now Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.

Charles also showed sparks of brilliance during his 84 against England in Pallekele in 2012, and 57 against Australia in Brisbane in 2013. Charles' knock helped West Indies secure their first win over Australia in any format for 16 years. Charles hit a century as well in the fifth ODI on that Australian tour, having elbowed way into the West Indies ODI team in 2012 with a string of startling displays for the Windward Islands in the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament.

He, however, has failed to crack the consistency code. He played for Antigua Hawksbills in the inaugural CPL in 2013, before moving to St Lucia Zouks.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI48480128313026.72153183.82414035211
T20I343307248421.93595121.68048426102
FC35656122715120.7913610
List A98980228517723.3136433
T2018217954374105*25.133425127.7127440181675
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI4815120---14.39-000
T20I34------------
FC35924016752/142/1433.404.1748.00000
List A98613116531/221/2255.007.5543.60000
T201824375741/51/514.259.249.20000
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Thisara Perera and Johnson Charles rejoice with the LPL trophy
A moment of celebration for Jaffna Stallions as Shoaib Malik strikes again
Johnson Charles chops to third man
Johnson Charles hoicks one for four en route to 39
Johnson Charles punches forcefully through cover
Johnson Charles goes for the maximum against Trinibago Knight Riders