Guyana national cricket team
Guyana national cricket team: competitions
Guyana national cricket team: First-Class Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years Regional Four Day Competition 11 1972 - 73, 1974 - 75, 1982 - 83, 1986 - 87, 1992 - 93, 1997 - 98, 2014 - 15, 2015 - 16, 2016 - 17, 2017 - 18, 2018 - 19
Guyana national cricket team: Limited Overs Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years Super50 Cup 7 1979–80, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06,
Guyana national cricket team: Twenty20 Cricket CompetitionsLogo Tournament Wins Years
Guyana national cricket team: cricket team from West India
The Guyana national cricket team is one of the Caribbean teams. She does not play in international tournaments (except those that take place within the Caribbean). The best players on the team qualify for the West Indies national team to compete in championships organized by the ICC. Let’s talk about the Guyana team in more detail.
History and achievements of Guyana national cricket team
In Guyana, the history of national cricket began in 1865, when the Demerara team (now the territory of Guyana) played their first international cricket match against the Barbados team. The Demerara area, like the Berbice and Essequibo areas, is the most active cricketers. Since 1943, all three regions have joined the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB).
National Team Facts:
- The Guyana national cricket team was called the Demerara team since 1865, and it was renamed the British Guiana team in 1899. In the 1965-66 season, the country and the team again changed its name, gaining independence.
- Team colors – green, yellow and red. They follow the colors of the flag.
- Currently, the head coach of the team is Mark Harper. He played for the Guyana team all his life, then coached the Bermuda, Turks and Caicos Islands national teams, after which he returned to his homeland.
- Home matches The Guyana national cricket team play at Providence Stadium. This is a completely new venue that was built in 2006 and can accommodate up to 15,000 spectators. Before constructing this stadium, the team played home matches at Georgetown, Albion Sports Complex, Enmore Recreation Ground and Guyana National Stadium.
- In July 2018, the Guyana was awarded the Best First-Class Team from the Cricket West Indies’ Awards.
- The Guyana national cricket team has won the title of Regional Four Day Competition 11 times. It is in third place after the Barbados (23) and the Jamaica (12) in terms of the number of victories. Also, the team has 9 Domestic one-day competition titles. This is the second result after the Trinidad and Tobago (13). In the Caribbean Twenty20 tournament, the team has only one title, despite the draw being held four times. The team participated in the Champions League Twenty20 only once and could not win.
|Championship name||Number of titles||Years in which titles were won|
|the Regional Four Day Competition||11||1972 – 73, 1974 – 75, 1982 – 83, 1986 – 87, 1992 – 93, 1997 – 98, 2014 – 15, 2015 – 16, 2016 – 17, 2017 – 18, 2018 – 19|
|the Domestic one-day competition||9||1979 – 80, 1982 – 83, 1984 – 85, 1992 – 93, 1995 – 96, 1998 – 99, 2001 – 02, 2003 – 04, 2005 – 06|
|the Stanford 20/20 (no longer running)||1||2008|
|the Inter-Colonial Tournament (no longer held)||5||1895 – 96, 1929 – 30, 1934 – 35, 1935 – 36, 1937 – 38|
|the Caribbean Twenty20 (no longer running)||1||2010|
|the Champions League Twenty20 (no longer running)||–||–|
Famous Guyana Players
It’s no secret how important cricket is in the Caribbean. It brings people together, gives an unforgettable experience of victories and even has great importance for this region to establish itself in the international political arena.
The Guyana national cricket team is now one of the most successful teams in the Caribbean and has historically provided the West Indies with talented cricket players. The most famous players from the Guyana who have played for the national team over the years and played on the international stage with the West Indies are:
- Alvin Kallicharan is one of the best batsmen ever to have played with the West Indies. He began playing in the 1966-67 season with the Guyana national team and scored 87 hundred in first-class matches. For the West Indies team, Alvin played from 1972 to 1981 and earned 12 hundred in 66 test matches.
- Rohan Kanhai is one of the best West Indies players and a legend in the Guyana cricket world. He earned 15 hundred in 79 games for the West Indies from 1957 to 1974 and was also productive playing for the Guyana national cricket team: playing 421 matches, Rohan earned 86 hundred.
- Clive Lloyd – This player is known by the nickname ‘Supercat’. While Clive was captain, the West Indies team became one of the best in the world. In addition, Clive was a brilliant player: he scored 19 hundred in 110 test matches. Playing for the Guyana, he became one of the top players, earning over 310,000 runs in 490 games.
- Shivnarine Chanderpaul – He first played for the Guyana in 1991 and quickly became one of the best bets in the camp’s history. Shivnarine is the highest-scoring player in Guyana’s history (5746 runs, at an average of 63.14).
- Lance Gibbs – He took 309 wickets in his international career that spanned about 18 years. He is the first spin bowler to cross the 300 wicket threshold. Lance’s results are even more impressive in matches for the Guyana national cricket team: 1,024 wickets in 330 matches.