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Top 5 current players from Jamaica

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England v West Indies - 3rd Investec Test: Day One
Jermaine Blackwood

The West Indies is an amalgamation of the sports bodies of six separate islands, which are nations in their own right and Jamaica is one of the most important constituents of this union. Over the course of West Indies' glorious cricket history, Jamaica has proven to be one of the most important suppliers of highly gifted cricketers and still does so.

The team plays in the Caribbean first-class competition known as the Regional Four Day Competition and the one day or List A games in the Regional Super50.

Jamaica have won the first-class competition 12 times and the WICB Cup 6 times. However, they have not won the first-class competition since 2011-12, despite boasting of a fine roster of players. The present squad would definitely like to put that right and here is a look at 5 of the best players from Jamaica.

5 Jermaine Blackwood

The hard-hitting middle-order batsman has been a revelation in the West Indian side over the past few Test series and looks like a playwho has a great international career ahead of him.

However, before making his name for the West Indies, Jermain Blackwood became one of the most promising players in his native Jamaica. He made his debut for Jamaica in first-class cricket back in 2012 and over the course of his career, that has spanned 73 games so far, he has scored 4 centuries and 26 half-centuries.

In the 32 List A games, Blackwood averages 25.18, with 1 century and needless to say, it is a record that he would like to improve over the next few years. He plays in all three formats of the game for Jamaica and is expected to be one of their vital players this season. His aggressive middle-order stroke making is a vital ingredient in Jamaica's batting arsenal. 

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