Jahmar Hamilton is a wicket-keeper-batsman from the Caribbean who has been around for a long time now. He was born in St Thomas on 22 September 1990.
West Indies, Leeward Islands, West Indies A, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, St Lucia Zouks, Antigua Hawksbills, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
It was back in February 2008 that Hamilton made his professional debut and it was a T20 game. He represented the Anguilla cricket team against Grenada in the 2007-08 Stanford T20 tournament. A few weeks later, he made his first-class debut as he played for the Leeward Islands against Barbados in the Carib Beer Series. His List A debut came nearly 18 months later in the President’s Cup.
In 2013, Hamilton was picked in the Antigua Hawksbills squad for the first edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He was superb in the 2016-17 season in domestic cricket as he amassed 648 runs and was the third-highest run-getter in the tournament. Despite a poor 2017-18 season, the West Indies selectors backed him and saw the potential.
Hamilton was included in the Test side for the first time in May 2018 for the Test series against Sri Lanka but he didn’t make his debut. He remained with the squad throughout 2018 as the West Indies travelled to India and Bangladesh. He did not play a single game on either tour. It was only in August 2019 that Hamilton made his Test debut at the Sabina Park in Jamaica.
He hasn’t played a lot of white-ball cricket overall but he did play one ODI against Bangladesh earlier this year.
Jahmar Hamilton made his Test debut against India in the second Test of the two-match series in 2019. He was the designated wicket-keeper in that game. He didn’t have a great game with the bat as he mustered scores of 5 and 0 in the two innings. However, the St. Thomas-born cricketer was pretty good behind the stumps as he took five wickets across the two innings.
Jahmar Hamilton made his ODI debut in January 2021 against Bangladesh. He just couldn’t get going with the bat as he scored five, batting at no. 7.
Jahmar Hamilton has never played T20Is nor has he ever been included in the T20I squad.
Records and Facts
Jahmar Hamilton is predominantly a red-ball player and has played only a limited number of games in the shorter formats, especially T20 cricket. Hamilton has featured in 89 first-class games and has amassed 4117 runs at an average of 26.56 which includes six hundreds. In List A cricket, he has played 55 games and has made 1143 runs with just three half-centuries. He hasn’t played much T20 cricket and has only 11 T20 appearances.