Tour of England 2000
Captain: Jimmy Adams
46th Test tour
Sixteenth official Test-playing tour by West Indies
Before their home series against Zimbabwe and Pakistan,
West Indies Board of Control introduced wholesale change: Adams
replaced Lara as captain, and there was a new manager and coach. Long-serving Australian physiotherapist Dennis Waight also lost
his job and was replaced by Trinidadian Ronald Rogers. Waight had served with every West Indies team since World Series Cricket ended in
England beat the West Indies
in a Test series for the first time since 1969. West Indies
won the first Test comfortably but were routed at Lord’s, being all out for
54, and did not psychologically recover from this blow. They failed to reach
the ODI triangular final and lost the fourth Test in two days. With it went
the Wisden Trophy.
said he thought 3-1 was a fair reflection of the series. "England played consistently
better than us for the majority of the summer, and were mentally tougher than
Curtly Ambrose stated before the team left the
Caribbean that he would retire at the end of the England tour. He and then
Courtney Walsh walked to the wicket through a guard of honour formed by England's
players on the final day of the fifth Test at the Oval. It was not quite the end of Walsh’s Test career but
it was Ambrose’s last Test appearance.
West Indies tours
New Zealand 1999-2000
Members of the Test tour party (16
Opening batsmen: Sherwin
Campbell, Chris Gayle, Adrian Griffith.
Middle-order batsmen: Brian Lara, Jimmy Adams, Shivnarine Chanderpaul,
Wavell Hinds, Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Wicket-keepers: Ridley Jacobs, Wayne Philip (reinforcement).
Spin bowler: Mahendra Nagamootoo.
Fast bowlers: Curtly
Ambrose, Corey Collymore, Reon King, Nixon McLean, Franklyn Rose, Courtney
J C Adams
C E L Ambrose
S L Campbell
C D Collymore
C H Gayle
A F G Griffith
W W Hinds
R D Jacobs
R D King
B C Lara
N A M McLean
M V Nagamootoo
F A Rose
R R Sarwan
R L Powell
Ja - Jamaica (5)
L - Leeward
T - Trinidad & Tobago
W - Windward Islands
(2, including Phillip)
age of team at time of first Test
June 2000) : 27 yrs 9 months
Member of the one-day series squad
Test Appearances made before the tour
Walsh 117, Ambrose
93, Lara 65, Adams
44, Chanderpaul 42, Campbell
41, Jacobs 16, Rose 16, Griffith 10, McLean 10, King 8,
Hinds 5, Gayle 3, Sarwan 2,
Collymore 1, Nagamootoo 0, Phillip
Selectors : Mike Findlay (chairman), Joel Garner, Joey Carew, Roger Harper (coach) and Jimmy Adams (captain) met in Guyana on Tuesday 9 May to select
Unavailable: Immediately before the selection
meeting, Lara informed Findlay
that he would be unavailable because his mother was unwell but 24 hours later
changed his mind.
It is assumed the player then
dropped was Daren Ganga.
Tour Party Announced : 11 May 2000.
Board turned down Chairman of Selectors Findlay's request to take a 17th
player which meant that Ridley Jacobs was the sole wicket-keeper. However, arrangements
were immediately put in place for Dominican wicket-keeper Wayne Philip of Dominica already in England to play league cricket, to
be drafted into the party as required to keep wicket throughout the tour to
Not selected : Daren Ganga, Sylvester Joseph, Ricardo Powell.
Time between selection and departure from West
(11 May - 30 May)
BridgetownQ London Heathrow
Because the Test Match between West Indies and Pakistan was not scheduled to finish until
Monday 29 May, the ECB agreed to the West Indies Cricket Board's request to
delay the start of its tour programme at Worcester until Friday 2 June.
The team took off from Bridgetown on Tuesday 30 May 2000 and landed at Heathrow Airport,
London, on 31
Time spent in England
(31 May - depart Host)
On-tour selection panel
Wayne Phillip, now a member of the MCC groundstaff, was not officially drafted
into the party as such, but the tourists were free to borrow him as required.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul had an elbow injury in July and left the
Reon King was troubled by a heel injury throughout the tour.
L R Williams, D H Mais, K G Darlington played against Getty's XII
ENGLAND First Test
WON inns 93 r
New Zealand ‘A’
ENGLAND Second Test
LOST 2 w
New Zealand 'A'
Zimbabwe (1st ODI)
England (2nd ODI)
Zimbabwe (3rd ODI)
England (4th ODI)
Zimbabwe (5th ODI)
§ Trent Bridge
England (6th ODI)
ENGLAND Third Test
† Uddingston, Glasgow
ENGLAND Fourth Test
LOST inns 39 r
Sir Paul Getty's XII *
ENGLAND Fifth Test
LOST 158 r
† not first-class
§ one-day international
Time spent in before First Test: 16 days
(31 May - 15 June)
Test appearances on tour
Adams, Ambrose, Campbell, Hinds,
Jacobs, Lara, Walsh
Adams hit 98 in the opening Test as West Indies
won by an innings
• Lara’s 112
in the third Test was West Indies’ sole
century in the series.
Hinds scored three centuries in side matches but could average no more than
16 in the Tests
• Walsh took
34 wickets at 12.82 in the series and Ambrose took 17 at 18.64
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
Return to West Indies
returned temporarily to Antigua between 4
and 23 July during the NatWest one-day series.
Sherwin Campbell was allowed to return home to Barbados between July 4 and 7 for
the birth of his child. Shivnarine
Chanderpaul returned home early in July suffering from tendonitis of the
elbow. Between Tests Ramnaresh Sarwan
returned to the Caribbean to attend the funeral
of his former girlfriend who died of pneumonia at only 18 years of age.
end of the tour the players left their London
headquarters, the Waldorf Hotel, …. approx 5 September 2000.
Time away from West Indies x
(30 May to September)
The West Indies
tour 2000 was jointly sponsored by hotel chain Sandals Resorts and Carib Beer.