Travis Montague Dowlin
February 24, 1977, Guyhock Gardens, Georgetown, Demerara, Guyana
Right hand Bat
Right arm Offbreak
A right-hand middle-order batsman and part-time offspinner, Travis Dowlin was thrust into the Test squad rather unexpectedly when the senior West Indies players went on strike over a contracts dispute before the St Vincent Test against Bangladesh in 2009. He had the numbers to back his inclusion, finishing as the second-highest run-getter for Guyana with 580 runs in the regional competition that season. Debuting in 1996-97, he played for West Indies A and was named in the provisional squad for the 2007 World Cup. He was also a part of the Stanford Superstars squad in 2008.
Dowlin was impressive in his first Test series, falling five short of a deserving century in Grenada. He did, however, manage to cross three figures in the one-dayers. Whether it will be enough to challenge the seniors for a regular place in the middle-order remains to be seen.
Cricinfo Staff July 2009
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