Personal information
Full nameGarfield St Aubrun Sobers
Born28 July 1936 (age 83)
BridgetownBarbados
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingLeft-arm fast medium
Slow left-arm orthodox
Left-arm unorthodox spin
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National sideWest Indies (1954–1974)
Test debut (cap 84)30 March 1954 v England
Last Test5 April 1974 v England
Only ODI (cap 11)5 September 1973 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1952–1974Barbados
1961–1964South Australia
1968–1974Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
CompetitionTestODIFCLAMatches93138395Runs scored8,032028,3142,721Batting average57.780.0054.8738.32100s/50s26/300/086/1211/18Top score365*0365*116*Balls bowled21,5996370,7894,387Wickets23511,043109Bowling average34.0331.0027.7421.955 wickets in innings6036110 wickets in match0010Best bowling6/731/319/495/43

Garfield Sobers (1954 -1974) – Sobers is a
former West Indian player and the greatest all-
rounder cricket has ever seen. He launched himself
into Test cricket with run tally of 365 runs in an
innings against Pakistan.

He also captained the side from 1965-72. Overall, he scored 8,032 runs and picked 235 wickets in 93 Tests played for West
Indies. He was also the first to hit six sixes in a
first-class match.

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