Tour of New Zealand 1999-00 Captain: Brian Lara
45th official Test tour
Eleventh official Test-playing tour by West Indies
to New Zealand
Malcolm Marshall died of cancer of the colon in
October 1999. Vivian Richards was now appointed
coach, having stood in for Marshall
when he was too ill to fulfil the role during the 1999 World Cup. The West
Indies Cricket Board asked Clive Lloyd, whose contract ended in October, to
continue as manager, again for this New Zealand tour only.
Walsh who needed twelve more victims to pass Kapil Dev as Test cricket's
leading wicket taker, was unable to break the record on this occasion. He
achieved the feat in March against Zimbabwe
at Sabina Park.
began well with Chanderpaul hitting a double century and Campbell a pair of
centuries in the warm-up matches.
Griffith (114) and Campbell (170) then struck an opening partnership of
276 to launch the Test series well but from there onwards the tour went
rapidly downhill. West
Indies added only 89 more runs in being bowled out, and were
then dismissed for 97 in their second innings to lose the first Test. West Indies also lost the second Test,
collapsing again in their second innings, hampered by some dubious umpiring,
before New Zealand
went on to make a clean sweep of the five match one-day series.
said Dr Rudi Webster, the sport psychologist who had given helpful advice
during the home Test series against Australia,
would have been an asset in New
Zealand, but he was not included in the
tour. At the end of the tour Brian Lara felt he needed a break from playing
and Jimmy Adams took over the West Indian captaincy
West Indies tours
South Africa 1998-99
Next New Zealand
Members of the Test tour party (16)
Opening batsmen: Sherwin Campbell, Adrian Griffith, Daren Ganga.
Middle-order batsmen: Brian Lara, Shivnarine
Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Wavell Hinds, Jimmy Adams.
Wicket-keeper: Ridley Jacobs
Spin bowlers: Dinanath
Fast bowlers: Franklyn Rose, Reon King, Courtney Walsh,
Mervyn Dillon, Pedro Collins.
J C Adams
S L Campbell
P T Collins
A F G Griffith
W W Hinds
R D Jacobs
R D King
B C Lara
N O Perry
R L Powell
F A Rose
C A Walsh
L - Leeward
T - Trinidad & Tobago
W - Windward Islands
age of team at time of first Test
December 1999) :
27 yrs 4 months
Test Appearances made before the tour
Walsh 110, Lara 63, Adams 37,
Chanderpaul 35, Campbell
34, Rose 11, Jacobs 9,
Dillon 7, Collins 3, Ganga 3,
Griffith 3, Perry 3, Ramnarine 2, King 1,
Hinds 0, Powell 0.
Michael Findlay (chairman), Joey Carew, Joel Garner and Brian Lara (captain).
Rose was summoned before the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after the 1998-99
tour of South Africa and
told to settle an outstanding hotel bill before he would be considered again for
West Indies selection.
Lara was reappointed captain on 9 November 1999.
Unavailable: Corey Collymore (back injury), Carl Hooper (announced he was quitting
international cricket in April 1999, just before the World Cup
Tour Party Announced : Thursday 11
Jimmy Adams was selected subject to a fitness test.
The squad would remain intact and no other players
brought in for the one-day series.
Not selected : Curtly Ambrose (the
selectors felt he could not return to match readiness in time for the tour,
after sustaining an elbow injury in the Champions Trophy in Sharjah in
Time between selection and departure from West
(11 November to 24 November)
BridgetownQ London? Q Christchurch
West Indies had played three
limited-overs series in Singapore,
Bangladesh and Sharjah,
returning home briefly before going to New Zealand for two Test matches
and five more one-day internationals
The team flew out from Grantley Adams Airport
on Wednesday night, 24 November. They
arrived in Christchurch
on Sunday 28 November and had a period of acclimatisation before the first
Time spent in New
(28 November - 12 January)
On-tour selection panel
New Zealand Max Blacks (20 overs, 2 innings)
New Zealand A
NEW ZEALAND First Test
LOST 9 w
NEW ZEALAND Second Test
LOST inns 105 r
New Zealand (1st ODI)
New Zealand (2nd ODI)
New Zealand (3rd ODI)
New Zealand (4th ODI)
New Zealand (5th ODI)
† not first-class
§ one-day international
Time spent in New Zealand
before First Test: 18days
(28 November - 16 December)
Test appearances on tour
Adams, Campbell, Chanderpaul, Griffith,
Jacobs, King, Lara,
1 - Ganga,
Perry, Powell, Ramnarine.
Collins, Dillon, Hinds.
• Despite first
innings opening partnership of 276 by Adrian Griffith and Sherwin Campbell at
Hamilton, West Indies
lost the match.
• 97 in the
second innings was West Indies’ second lowest total made against New Zealand.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
Return to West Indies
ChristchurchQ ? Q
The team left Christchuch on 12 January
Time away from West Indies x
(24 November to January)