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Shamarh Brooks
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Shamarh Brooks

West Indies|Top order batter
Shamarh Brooks

INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2022

Full Name

Shamarh Shaqad Joshua Brooks

Born

October 01, 1988, St. Michael, Barbados

Age

33y 108d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Top order batter

TEAMS

In full flow, Shamarh Brooks is all elegance. He drives mercilessly through the off side and often finishes his flicks standing on one leg. But it took four innings in Tests before these skills were visible.

Delayed gratification has been a theme of Brooks' career. As a teenager, he was part of two Under-19 World Cup squads, even captaining West Indies in the 2008 edition. But he found it hard to take to first-class cricket. Brooks wanted to be an electrical engineer if not a cricketer, a switch that might have played on his mind when he was dropped by Barbados in 2012, having made only one fifty after his debut in 2007.

His comeback for Barbados was as boisterous as his exit had been tame. In 2015, Brooks made 124 against Windward Islands in his first innings back, followed it up with two more hundreds in the same year, and was immediately back in the West Indies' plans with a Board President's XI call-up against Australia.

But it wasn't until 2018 when he seriously challenged for the senior side again. As West Indies A captain, he made 91 and 122* against India A during a tour of England, and two fifties against the same opponents a year later earned him a place in West Indies' squad for the home series against India.
Varun Shetty

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test815042211128.1395244.321354480
ODI3301379345.6615986.160114310
T20I330644921.3350128.00003530
FC9015413439516631.17726780
List A4339311109630.8307210
T20383336505321.66552117.75014624230
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8------------
ODI3------------
T20I3------------
FC902279154772/682/9278.144.14113.0000
List A432604242/122/1210.504.2015.0000
T2038------------
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Shamarh Brooks in action
Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks get together
Shamarh Brooks was lbw
Shamarh Brooks plays a shot
Shamarh Brooks takes a catch to dismiss Leonardo Julien
Shamarh  Brooks keeps his eyes on the ball