Tour of Bangladesh 2002-03 Captain: Ridley Jacobs
Fifty-first official Test tour
(second part of the tour of India
First Test-playing tour of Bangladesh by West Indies.
This was the second leg of
the tour of India & Bangladesh.
West Indies depended on a four-man pace attack. In the short
two-match series, Collins, Drakes and Lawson each took eleven wickets at low
Lawson recorded figures of 6 for 3 as Bangladesh
succumbed to its worst Test defeat at Dhaka.
post of manager Ricky Skerritt, as well as coach Roger Harper, came to an end
when their contracts ended after the World Cup in March 2003. WICB COO
Michael Hall was expected to take over as manager but
the Board retained Skerritt, while replacing Harper with Bennett King (who
subsequently turned down the post for the time being, so Gus Logie took over).
West Indies tours
(officially part of
Zimbabwe & South Africa 2003-04
Members of the Test tour party (15)
Opening batsmen: Daren
Ganga, Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds.
Middle-order batsmen : Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Marlon
Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Spin bowlers : Mahendra Nagamootoo.
Fast bowlers: Pedro Collins, Corey Collymore, Cameron
Cuffy, Vasbert Drakes, Jermaine Lawson, Daren Powell
P T Collins
C D Collymore
C E Cuffy added
M Dillon w/d
V C Drakes
C H Gayle
W W Hinds
R D Jacobs
J J C Lawson
N V Nagamootoo
D B Powell
R L Powell
M N Samuels
R R Sarwan
L - Leeward
T - Trinidad & Tobago
W - Windward Islands
age of team at time of first Test
December 2002) : 26 yrs 3
Appeared in the one-day series v Bangladesh.
Test Appearances made before the tour
Chanderpaul 61, Jacobs
45, WW Hinds 27, Sarwan 27,
Gayle 26, Collins 15, Cuffy
15, Ganga 15, Samuels 13,
Nagamootoo 5, Lawson 2, D B Powell 2, R L Powell 1, Collymore 1, Drakes 0
Garfield S Smith
Viv Richards (chairman), Michael 'Joey' Carew, Gordon Greenidge.
Unavailable: Carl Hooper (in need of
surgery on his right knee); Ryan Hinds (torn ligaments in his right knee).
Tour Party Announced : Tuesday 19 November 2002.
Not selected : Cameron
: Mervyn Dillon (muscle tear at top of his
leg). Cuffy was then brought back into the team on 25 November.
Time between selection and departure from India
(19 November to 26 November)
Kolkata Q Dhaka
Daren Ganga left Port of Spain
to fly to Bangladesh
on 23 November.
The West Indian team in India
arrived in Dhaka from Kolkata on 26
Time spent in Bangladesh
(26 November - 20 December)
On-tour selection panel
Chanderpaul was ruled out of the one-day series after needing stitches in the
webbing of his right hand. Pedro Collins’ back injury sustained in the
one-day series in India,
was more serious than first thought and he was rested for the limited-overs
Bangladesh (1st ODI)
Bangladesh (2nd ODI)
Bangladesh (3rd ODI)
BANGLADESH First Test
WON inns 310 r
BANGLADESH Second Test
WON 7 w
§ one-day international
Time spent in before First Test: 12
(26 November - 8 December)
Test appearances on tour
Chanderpaul, Collins, Drakes,
Hinds, Jacobs, Lawson,
DB Powell, Samuels, Sarwan
Collymore, Cuffy, Nagamootoo,
Collins took 5-26 in the first innings of the first Test match at Dhaka.
Sarwan scored 119 and skipper Ridley Jacobs an undefeated 91 at Dhaka
Lawson then took 6 for 3, the second-most economical five-wicket haul in
Tests. His six wickets came in a 15-ball spell, in which he did not concede a
• West Indies gained victory by an innings and 310 runs,
the 7th largest margin in all Test history.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
§ One-day internationals
Return to West Indies
Dhaka Q London Q Bridgetown
Vivian Richards left for home on 8
December after the first day of the opening Test against Bangladesh.
The team returned from Dhaka on 20 December
2002, flying to Barbados.
Time away from West Indies x
(depart W Ind to December)
The team of fifteen for the 2003 ICC World Cup in South Africa was named on 28 December,
including Dillon, Lara, McLean and Hooper who were not on the Bangladesh
tour. The West Indies squad left the Caribbean for the World
Cup on January 28 after a two-week training camp in Antigua.