Top 5 Guyanese cricketers of all-time
A close look at five of the greatest players to emerge from Guyana.
Among the island nations that make up the West Indies cricket team, Guyana has historically been one of the most influential and over the years, the island nation has supplied the team with plenty of top-class cricketers.
Guyana remains one of the most successful teams in the domestic competitions in the Caribbean.
Over the course of the glorious history of Guyanese cricket, the island nation has produced some of the best cricketers to have played for the West Indies and many of them are counted among the best to have ever played the game.
Here is a look at 5 of Guyana's best ever cricketers.
5 Alvin Kallicharan
Left-handed batsman Alvin Kallicharan was one of the most elegant batsmen to have ever played for the West Indies and during his 9-year career from 1972 to 1981, he cemented his place in Caribbean cricket history.
For Guyana, he debuted in the 1966-67 season and went on to play for them till 1990 and is rightly regarded as one of the best to have represented the island nation in domestic cricket. In a remarkable career, Kallicharan notched up 87 first-class centuries to go along with 160 half-centuries, and ran up an aggregate of 32650 runs in first-class cricket.
For West Indies he was equally prolific, having scored 12 centuries and 21 half-centuries in 66 Test matches, at an average of 44.43. There is no doubt that he is one of the finest cricketers that Guyana has ever produced.