Jermaine Blackwood is a middle-order batsman for West Indies known for his aggressive brand of batsmanship. Blackwood first came in the spotlight when he was selected for the U-19 world cup held in New Zealand during the year 2010. Then he came back and started putting performances one after another in the domestic circuit. His breakthrough season came in 2013-14 when he piled on 611 runs in the Regional four-day competition playing for Jamaica.
Jermaine Blackwood received first national call-up after he scored a brilliant hundred against the touring Bangladesh A side. Jermaine Blackwood made his test debut against New Zealand in 2014 when he replaced Marlon Samuels in the XI. He made his intentions very clear in his debut innings itself when he hit Trent Boult for a magnificent six as his second scoring shot. He contributed with a handy 63 and WI went on to register a victory. Interestingly, he was dropped from the playing XI in the next match as WI chose for an extra bowling option.
When England toured West Indies in 2015, Jermaine Blackwood slammed his maiden test hundred in his sixth test match. In the last test of that series, he played a crucial part in WI’s series-levelling victory with a Man of the Match performance of 85 & 47*. Then his form dipped significantly and he struggled to produce performances consistently. As a result of that, he was dropped from the national side in 2017.
Jermaine Blackwood made his comeback on the international arena in a very interesting fashion. India was playing against WI at Kingston in 2019 and local boy Jermaine Blackwood came in as a concussion substitute for Darren Bravo and scored 38 runs. Jermaine Blackwood’s test career received another lifeline on the tour of England in 2020. For a change, he applied himself at the crease and made a well-compiled 95 to take West Indies home at Southampton.
Although Jermaine Blackwood is known for his attacking instincts even in the longer format of the game he has very limited success as a T20 player. He has played a total of 19 T20s between 2013 and 2015 but nothing after that. Due to his recent run of good form, Jamaica Tallawahs have decided to give a go to Jermaine Blackwood again in the shortest format of the game in the 2020 edition of Caribbean Premier League.
Role: Right-handed Batsman & Right-arm off-break bowler
Jermaine Blackwood Height: 6’ 5” (1.95 m)
Weight: 80 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 20th November, 1991
Jermaine Blackwood Age (as on August 2020): 28 Years
Birth Place: St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
Zodiac sign: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA
Jermaine Blackwood Brother: Bruce Blackwood
Address: Kingston, Jamaica
Test: 16th June, 2014 Vs New Zealand at Port of Spain
ODI: 4th November, 2015 Vs Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS)
T20I: Not Played
Jersey Number: 27
Major Teams: West Indies, Jamaica, Jamaica Tallawahs, Sagicor High Performance Centre, WICB President's Celebrity XI, West Indies A, West Indies Cricket Board President's XI, West Indies Under-19s
Jermaine Blackwood CPL Team: Jamaica Tallawahs
Marital Status: Married
Jermaine Blackwood Wife name: NA
Marriage Date: NA