Shamarh Brooks

West Indies
October 1, 1988 (34 years)
Birth Place
St John's Land, Whitehall, St Michael
Batting Style
Right Handed
Bowling Style
Leg break

Shamarh Brooks is a 31-year-old right-handed batsman and an occasional leg-break bowler who has represented the West Indies in international cricket. Brooks earned early recognition for his prodigious talent by being selected for two U-19 World Cup competitions.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I

Team played

West Indies, Barbados, West Indies A, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, Barbados Tridents, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Despite early struggles in first-class cricket, Shamarh Brooks bounced back to skipper the West Indies A team. Having returned to first-class cricket after a hiatus of many years, Brooks came good, scoring prolifically.  Overall, in 84 first-class games, Shamarh Brooks has scored 4142 runs at an average of 31.86 with 7 tons and 24 half-centuries, including his top score of 166. He has also taken 7 wickets at an average of 78.14 with the best bowling figures of 2/68. In List A matches, Shamarh Brooks has scored 748 runs in 35 matches at 26.71 with 4 fifties, including his top score of 61 not out. He has also taken 4 wickets at 10.50 with the best bowling figures of 2/12. He has also played T20 franchise cricket in the Caribbean Premier League, having represented St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Overall, he played 8 T20 matches and scored 119 runs at an average of 23.80.

Test Career

Shamarh Brooks has scored 369 runs in 6 Tests at 33.54 with the top score of 111, his only ton. He played his first match against India in North Sound. In November 2019, the West Indies and Afghanistan met in Lucknow in an only Test match between the sides during Afghanistan’s tour of India. Batting first, Afghanistan scored 187. Batting at number 4, during the West Indies’ innings, Brooks scored 111 with 15 fours and a six to help the West Indies to a score of 277, giving them a useful lead of 90 on the first innings. In their second knock, Afghanistan collapsed to be bowled out for 120, enabling the West Indies to knock off the required 31 runs without loss of wickets. Brooks has had three half-centuries in his brief Test career. The first was 50 against India in Kingston in August 2019. The other two, 68 and 62, came in the same match against England in Manchester. Unfortunately for Brooks, all three came in lost encounters. He last appeared in a Test against England in Manchester in July 2020. Unfortunately for Brooks and the West indies, that match did not go as planned. In a match that England won by 269 runs, Shamarh Brooks made scores 4 and 22 in his two innings.

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