Jayden Seales was born on 10 September 2001 in Trinidad and Tobago. His T20 debut was for the Trinbago Knight Riders in August 2020 in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) and he bagged one scalp in that match. Seales was a part of the Windies team in the 2020 U-19 World Cup. He played his maiden first-class match for the Windies A team against New Zealand A in December 2020.
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Seales’ family has a fast-bowling history and this has rubbed off on the youngster who can consistently rack up speeds of 140s while swinging the ball both ways. He shone in the 2020 U-19 ODI World Cup and his entertaining celebrations attracted attention.
Seales says his idol is Curty Ambrose because of his skill, perseverance and passion. His ambition is to play Test cricket for the Windies.
Seales states that his favourite game has been the first match of the Windies in the 2020 U-19 ODI World Cup in which he grabbed 4/49 to help his side beat Australia for the first time in the history of this competition.
At the 2020 U-19 World Cup, commentator Tom Moody expressed high praise for Seales. Moody commended his genuine pace and terrific skill and compared his snappy wrist action with that of Pat Cummins. He said Seales has the ability to make the ball collect pace and climb off the pitch to trouble batsmen.
As mentioned earlier, Seales comes from a fast-bowling background. His grandfather Nigel, uncle Neil, father Larry and cousin Jalarnie are all quick bowlers who have played club and first-class cricket but have not represented the West Indies in international cricket.
Thus, Jayden Seales became the first member of his illustrious cricketing family to play for the Windies when he appeared in the 2020 U-19 ODI World Cup game versus Australia.
Seales returned figures of 4/49 in this match and had a different style of celebration for each wicket. These included a high-five, salute, shoe-shine jig and puffed-out chest. Seales’s father Larry also celebrated with equal vigour in the stands.
Larry says Seales’s main goal is not to bag a contract in the Big Bash or IPL to make big money but to play Tests for the Windies. If Seales can fulfill his early promise, the West Indies will have a formidable fast bowler in their ranks soon.
Seales hasn’t played Test cricket yet.
He hasn’t featured in ODIs to date.
Seales is yet to play a T20I.
Records and Facts
Seales has played a solitary first-class match to date in which he bagged 1 wicket at an average of 76.00 and a strike rate of 126.0.