Brian Lara      

Full name Brian Charles Lara

Born May 2, 1969, Cantaro, Santa Cruz, Trinidad

Current age 51 years 149 days

Major teams West Indies, ICC World XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Mumbai Champs, Northern Transvaal, Southern Rocks, Trinidad & Tobago, Warwickshire

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Fatima College, Trinidad

Brian Charles Lara
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 19753 60.51 34 48 1559 88 164 0
ODIs 299 289 32 10405 169 40.48 13086 79.51 19 63 120 0
First-class 261 440 13 22156 501* 51.88 65 88 320 0
List A 429 411 43 14602 169 39.67 27 86 177 0
T20s 3 3 0 99 65 33.00 86 115.11 0 1 11 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 131 4 60 28 0 - - - 2.80 - 0 0 0
ODIs 299 5 49 61 4 2/5 2/5 15.25 7.46 12.2 0 0 0
First-class 261 514 416 4 1/1 104.00 4.85 128.5 0 0
List A 429 130 149 5 2/5 2/5 29.80 6.87 26.0 0 0 0
T20s 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore, Dec 6-11, 1990 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 27-Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Karachi, Nov 9, 1990 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 21, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1987/88
Last First-class Leeward Islands v Trinidad & Tobago at Philipsburg, Jan 18-21, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1987/88
Last List A West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Apr 21, 2007 scorecard
T20s debut Mashonaland Eagles v Southern Rocks at Harare, Nov 13, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Matabeleland Tuskers v Southern Rocks at Harare, Nov 17, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4 WI Legends v SA Legends Mumbai 11 Mar 2020 Other T20
17 WI Legends v IND Legends Mumbai 7 Mar 2020 Other T20
30 Ponting XI v Gilchrist XI Melbourne 9 Feb 2020 Other T20
12 Bravo XI v Pollard XI Port of Spain 1 Sep 2019 Other T20
28 Leo Lions v Arabians Dubai (DSC) 13 Feb 2016 Other T20
11 Leo Lions v Virgo SKings Dubai (DSC) 12 Feb 2016 Other T20
1 Leo Lions v Virgo SKings Sharjah 4 Feb 2016 Other T20
0 Leo Lions v Arabians Dubai (DSC) 30 Jan 2016 Other T20
8 Leo Lions v Commanders Dubai (DSC) 29 Jan 2016 Other T20
19 SRT Blasters v Warne’s Warr Houston 11 Nov 2015 Other T20
Profile

The 10th of 11 children, Brian Lara learnt his game at the Harvard Coaching Clinic, where he was enrolled at the age of six, and although at school he played for Trinidad's junior football and table tennis side, it was cricket which really drew him. Aged 14, he made 745 runs at 126.16, earning him selection for the Trinidad Under-16 team. A year later he was in the West Indies Under-19 side. In 1990, aged 20, Lara became Trinidad and Tobago's youngest captain, leading them to victory in the Geddes Grant Shield. In that year he made his Test debut, scoring 44 and 6 against Pakistan.

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Mar 7, 2020

Brian Lara with all the wristy goodness in the world, India Legends v West Indies Legends, Mumbai, March 7, 2020

Brian Lara with all the wristy goodness in the world

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Oct 17, 2019

Jonty Rhodes, Virender Sehwag, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Brett Lee pose at an event to promote the Road Safety World Series T20 cricket league, Mumbai, October 17, 2019

Jonty Rhodes, Virender Sehwag, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Brett Lee pose at an event to promote the Road Safety World Series T20 cricket league

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Oct 17, 2019

Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes and Sachin Tendulkar at an event to promote the Road Safety World Series T20 cricket league, Mumbai, October 17, 2019

Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes and Sachin Tendulkar at an event to promote the Road Safety World Series T20 cricket league

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1995

Honorary Member of the Order of Australia, Nov 2009