In Zimbabwe (November 2003)

BRIAN   CHARLES   LARA

DATE OF BIRTH: May 2, 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH: Santa Cruz, Trinidad
EDUCATION: Fatima College
LOCAL CLUB: Queen's Park Cricket Club
FOREIGN CLUBS:
  • Warwickshire (England)
  • Northern Transvaal (South Africa)
  • STRENGTHS:
  • Left-Hand Batsman
  • Left-Arm Leg-Break Bowler
  • TEST BATTING AVERAGE: 52.88 Runs (232 Innings, with 6 not out)
    TEST BOWLING AVERAGE: None
    TEST CAREER SPAN: December 6, 1990 - December 1, 2006
    CAREER:                         Lara amassed a total of 11, 953 runs in the following 130 Test Matches:
    • 1990 - Represented W.I. in tour of Pakistan (1 Test)
    • 1992 - Represented W.I. vs. South Africa in the West Indies (1 Test)
    • 1992-93 - Represented W.I. in tour of Australia (5 Tests)
    • 1993 - Represented W.I. vs. Pakistan in the West Indies (3 Tests)
    • 1993 - Represented W.I. in tour of Sri Lanka (1 Test)
    • 1994 - Represented W.I. vs. England in the West Indies (5 Tests); set the world record for the highest Test innings score (375 runs)
    • 1994 - Represented W.I. in tour of India (3 Tests)
    • 1995 - Represented W.I. in tour of New Zealand (2 Tests)
    • 1995 - Represented W.I. vs. Australia in the West Indies (4 Tests)
    • 1995 - Represented W.I. in tour of England (6 Tests)
    • 1996 - Represented W.I. vs. New Zealand in the West Indies (2 Tests)
    • 1996-97 - Represented W.I. in tour of Australia (5 Tests)
    • 1997 - Represented W.I. vs. India in the West Indies (5 Tests)
    • 1997 - Represented W.I. vs. Sri Lanka in the West Indies (2 Tests)
    • 1997 - Represented W.I. in tour of Pakistan (3 Tests)
    • 1998 - Represented W.I. vs. England in the West Indies (6 Tests)
    • 1998-99 - Captained W.I. in tour of South Africa (5 Tests)
    • 1999 - Represented W.I. vs. Australia in the West Indies (4 Tests)
    • 1999 - Represented W.I. in tour of New Zealand (2 Tests)
    • 2000 - Represented W.I. in tour of England (5 Tests)
    • 2000-01 - Represented W.I. in tour of Australia (5 Tests)
    • 2001 - Represented W.I. vs. South Africa in the West Indies (5 Tests)
    • 2001 - Represented W.I. in tour of Sri Lanka (3 Tests)
    • 2002 - Represented W.I. vs. India in the West Indies (5 Tests)
    • 2002 - Represented W.I. vs. New Zealand in the West Indies (2 Tests)
    • 2003 - Captained W.I. vs. Australia in the West Indies (4 Tests)
    • 2003 - Captained W.I. vs. Sri Lanka in the West Indies (2 Tests)
    • 2003 - Captained W.I. in tour of Zimbabwe (2 Tests)
    • 2003-04 - Captained W.I. in tour of South Africa (4 Tests)
    • 2004 - Captained W.I. vs. England in the West Indies (4 Tests); set the world record for the highest Test innings score (400 runs)
    • 2004 - Captained W.I. vs. Bangladesh in the West Indies (2 Tests)
    • 2004 - Captained W.I. in tour of England (4 Tests)
    • 2005 - Represented W.I. vs. South Africa in the West Indies (3 Tests)
    • 2005 - Represented W.I. vs. Pakistan in the West Indies (2 Tests)
    • 2005 - Represented W.I. in tour of Australia (3 Tests)
    • 2006 - Represented W.I. in tour of New Zealand (3 Tests)
    • 2006 - Captained W.I. vs. India in the West Indies (4 Tests)
    • 2006 - Captained W.I. in tour of Pakistan (3 Tests)
    AWARDS:
    • 1992 - Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal Silver (for Sport)
    • 1994 - Trinidad & Tobago Trinity Cross (for Sport)
    • 1995 - Wisden Cricketer of the Year
    • 2012 - Inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit