The 6 foot 6 inch tall Jamaican is a menacing proposition when on song. Oshane Thomas exudes the Caribbean power and his extra pace makes him an easy selection in any team that he walks in.
Oshane Romaine Thomas is a West Indian cricketer who was born on 18 February 1997 in Jamaica. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-hand medium fast bowler. His primary role in his team is that of a fast bowler.
A well-built Oshane Thomas made his first-class debut for Jamaica in the 2016–17 Regional Four Day Competition on 18 November 2016. On the back of some inspirational performances he made his List A debut for Jamaica, a year later in the 2017–18 Regional Super50 on 2 February 2018. So far he has played 6 FC games and taken 11 wickets at an average of 40.81 and 12 List-A games where he has taken 14 scalps.
In December 2018, Oshane Thomas was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League. Thomas made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought again by the Rajasthan Royals and will form an integral part of the squad after Jofra Archer pulled out of the season.
Oshane Thomas made his One Day International debut on 21 October 2018 against India at Guwahati. In that match, he took 1 wicket in 9 overs. He conceded 83 runs in the match which was won by India by 8 wickets. In April 2019, he was named in the West Indies' squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In his short international career, Thomas has picked 15 ODI wickets so far.
Oshane Thomas made his T20 International debut against England on 4 November 2018 in Kolkata. In his debut match, he took the wickets of both the Indian openers--Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. He took 2 wickets in 4 overs after conceding 21 runs. However, the Indian team won the match by 5 wickets.
On 4 March 2020, in the first match against Sri Lanka, Thomas took his first five-wicket haul in a T20I match. He took 5 for 28 and 1 for 24 as West Indies swept Sri Lanka 2-0 in a T20I series in the first week of March.
Oshane Thomas was named in the Reserves for West Indies tour of England after the Coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill. However, he couldn't make it to the Playing XI and sat on the bench for the three-match series. He is yet to make his Test debut.