Full Name

Vasbert Conniel Drakes

Born

August 05, 1969, Springhead, St Andrew, Barbados

Age

52y 123d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast

relations

(son)

Other

Coach

TEAMS

When Vasbert Drakes was selected for West Indies' Champions Trophy squad at 33 in September 2002, he was offered a belated chance to build the sort of international career that seemed to have been his for the taking a few years earlier. Capable of genuine pace off a short run-up, and a very handy hard-hitting batsman with four first-class centuries to his name, Drakes's West Indies career had been limited to five one-day matches against Australia in 1994-95, and a place on the subsequent tour of England. But thereafter, Drakes chose to earn his living by playing county cricket in the English summer, and for Border in South Africa in the winter, which meant he was not eligible for national selection. It was only when the selectors realised how short-sighted this policy was that Drakes returned to the fold. He celebrated with the wicket of Jacques Kallis in his first international over for more than seven years, and went on to enjoy personal success in an anticlimatic World Cup campaign. The highlight of his career, however, came with the bat, when his unbeaten 27 steered West Indies to a world-record target of 418, against Australia in Antigua. In 2008 he took over as coach of the UAE.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test122023866721.4481947.130154720
ODI3417594257.8317454.02006050
FC164257314774180*21.12417530
List A21714933178710415.4011360
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test122126171362335/937/8041.273.1279.3210
ODI343416401293515/335/3325.354.7332.1320
FC16431529160666148/5926.163.0551.3283
List A2171044772832795/195/1926.104.1837.4840
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Photos


Vasbert Drakes and Richard Pybus at West Indies training
West Indies Women's coach Vasbert Drakes speaks to the players
West Indies Women coach Vasbert Drakes gives throwdowns in the nets
Vasbert Drakes and Ramnaresh Sarwan attend a Digicel Cricket Clinic
Portrait of Vasbert Drakes
Vasbert Drakes of the West Indies celebrates their winning runs