Tour of Australia 2009-10 Captain: Chris Gayle
62nd official Test tour
Fourteenth Test-playing tour of Australia by West Indies
relief of Cricket Australia,
the contractual dispute between the striking players and the West Indies
Cricket Board was brought to an end so that all the senior players - Gayle,
Sarwan, Chanderpaul and Bravo - would be appearing in this Test series.
However, the Australian press soon heaped scorn on the West Indians after
suffering an innings defeat in the first Test at Brisbane. Whereas in previous years this might
have dispirited the team, on this occasion they became more competitive with
the result that the next Test was drawn with Australia holding out for a draw
following standout bowling performances from Benn and Bravo. The third Test was lost by a narrow margin
as West Indies chased a record target after dismissing Australia for
150, showing there was very little between the sides.
series saw the introduction of ICC's new umpire review system which was
generally received well in spite of delaying the match every time it was used.
Other West Indies tours
Sri Lanka 2010-11
tour of Australia
None yet scheduled
Members of the Test tour party (15)
Opening batsmen: Adrian
Barath, Chris Gayle
Middle-order batsmen: Shiv
Chanderpaul, Dwayne Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Narsingh Deonarine, Travis
Dowlin, Brendon Nash
Wicket-keeper: Denesh Ramdin,
Slow bowler: Sulieman
Fast bowlers: Gavin
Tonge, Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul,
Darren Sammy, Jerome Taylor
K A J
D J G
J E Taylor
G - Guyana (4)
Ja - Jamaica (3)
L - Leeward
T - Trinidad & Tobago
Windward Islands (1)
age of team at time of first Test
26 November 2009)
yrs 1 month
Test Appearances made before the tour
Chanderpaul 121, Gayle 82,
Sarwan 81, Ramdin 36, Bravo 31, Taylor 28, Benn 9, Nash 9, Sammy 7, Deonarine
4, Dowlin 2, Roach 2, Barath 0, Rampaul 0, Tonge 0.
C J Clark
Strength & Conditioning
Video & statistical analyst
Clyde Butts (chairman), Robert Haynes and Raphick Jumadeen met in Guyana.
West Indies Cricket Board met in Barbados on 31 October to approve
the selectors' choice of Chris Gayle as captain. The incoming chief executive had raised
doubts over whether Chris Gayle was the man to lead but the selectors felt
Ganga had not proved himself as a Test batsman. Chairman of selectors Clyde Butts said that
Gayle was the unanimous choice to captain the side despite being part of the
long-drawn contractual dispute. Also considered were Ramnaresh Sarwan, Dwayne Bravo (both
former captains) and vice-captain Denesh Ramdin.
Unavailable: Fidel Edwards had a knee injury and was not considered
Availability for the domestic
one-dayers was a condition the West Indies Cricket Board imposed on the
striking players for selection.
Tour Party Announced 2 November 2009
Not selected Devon Smith and Lendl Simmons.
Time between selection and departure from West
(2 November - 10 November)
BridgetownQ London Q Brisbane
Departure was on 10
November from Barbados. The team flew from the Caribbean to London where they
remained for most of a day due to flight delays. They finally arrived in Brisbane on Friday
afternoon 13 November. Former Queensland batsman Nash was met at Brisbane Airport
by his mother Andrea.
Chris Gayle returned to Jamaica
briefly on 18 November to be with his sick mother in hospital in Kingston, touching down at Brisbane Airport
on the Wednesday morning before the Test match
Time spent in Australia
(13 November - 21
Robert Haynes (selector), David Williams (coach)
Jerome Taylor was ruled out of the tour by
a back and left hip injury.
Sarwan (back), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (finger) and Adrian Barath (strained
hamstring) were each forced to miss one Test match by injury but the
selectors felt there was no time for any reinforcement players to join the
WEST INDIES First Test
inns 65 r
WEST INDIES Second Test
WEST INDIES Third Test
† not first-class
Test appearances on tour
- Gayle, Bravo, Nash, Ramdin, Benn, Roach, Rampaul
- Barath, Chanderpaul, Dowlin, Sarwan
- Deonarine, Sammy,
Time spent in Australia
before First Test: 13
(13 November - 26 November
Barath overtook George Headley to become the youngest West Indian to score a
century on debut (104 at Brisbane) He was 19 years 228 days.
Roach's pace (155 kph) revived memories of past West Indian fast bowling
• Chris Gayle
carried his bat through West Indies 2nd innings at Adelaide with 165*.
century at Perth
(102 in 72 balls) was one of the most spectacular innings ever seen.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
Return to West Indies
Jerome Taylor returned home early on Tuesday 1
The team left Perth
Airport on Monday 21 December 2009
and reached West Indies the next day.
Time away from West Indies 42
(10 November - 22 December)