Raphick Rasif Jumadeen
April 12, 1948, Harmony Hall, Gasparillo, Trinidad
Right hand Bat
Slow Left arm Orthodox
Trinidad left-armer Raphick Jumadeen had a bit of a thankless task, plying his trade around the time when spinners were becoming an endangered species in West Indian cricket. He played 12 Tests in the 1970s, but these came in fits and starts, and he was only once given a full series, against India in 1975-76. He toured England in 1976, taking 58 wickets at 30.00 but playing only one Test, and as Clive Lloyd's all-pace attack came to the fore, he was sidelined. The defection of players to World Series Cricket gave him a reprieve, and in two Tests against Australia in 1977-78 he took 11 wickets, but after only three wickets against India the following season (and the return of the Packer players) he was dropped for the last time. Renowned for accuracy rather than penetration, Jumadeen never tore through a side, but he remained tidy and economical: his debut match figures - 64-31-64-1 - summed up his career. He later became a selector and, in July 2008, was was named in the national selection selection panel headed by Clyde Butts.
Batting & Fielding