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| On Updated : Aug 20, 2020 5:43 PM IST

Shamarh Brooks West Indies Cricketer: Age, Height, Wife, CPL, Stats, Under 19, Rahul Dravid

A calm, composed batsman with a wristy elegance, Shamarh Brooks was part of the West Indies Under – 19 WC squads in 2006 and 2008, also captaining the side in the 2008 edition in Malaysia. In 2007, Brooks made his first-class debut for Barbados as an allrounder against Guyana. From his debut in 2007 to 2012, Brooks managed to score 549 runs at 18.93 with a sole fifty to his name and was never picked for the next two seasons.

Brooks soon became a regular member of the team with a couple of hundreds in the 2014-15 Domestic 4 Day competition and scored 632 runs in the year 2017, his highest ever in a season. S Brooks captained various teams such as Barbados, President XI and West Indies A  but the national team call-up always eluded him.

After success with the bat for the West Indies A team in England in 2018, Shamarh Brooks made his test debut for West Indies against India on 22nd August 2019. Brooks scored a fighting 50 in the second test against the likes of Bumrah, Shami and Ishant. Brooks showcased the potential with the bat by scoring his maiden Test century against an Afghani attack in Lucknow, 2019. In the recently concluded Wisden Trophy 2020, Brooks scored 195 runs at 32.5 against England only behind J Blackwood from the Windies side. Brooks will be representing Barbados Tridents in the upcoming 2020 CPL season.

Name: Shamarh Shaqad Joshua Brooks
Nickname: NA
Role: Right Handed Batsman and Leg Break bowler
Shamarh Brooks Height:

 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoo: NA

Date of Birth: 1st October 1988
Shamarh Brooks Age (as on August 2020): 31 Years
Birth Place: Durants Village, Holder’s Hill, St. James, Barbados
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nationality: Barbadian
School: St. Matthews, St. Cyprians and St. Giles Primary
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA

Cricket Career

International Debut
Test: 22nd August 2019 Vs India at North Sound, Antigua
T20I: NA
Jersey Number: 13
Major Teams: Spartan, Barbados Youth, West Indies U-19s, West Indies A, West Indies Cricket Board President's XI, West Indies, Barbados, Middlesex 2nd XI, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Shamarh Brooks CPL Team: Barbados Tridents (2020)

Hobbies: Playing Golf
Favourite Cricketers: Carl Hooper, Desmond Haynes

Shamarh Brooks wife & Children

Marital Status: Married
Shamarh Brooks Wife name: Misha Brooks
Marriage Date: 21st October 2019
Children: Savannah Brooks and Saire Brooks

Awards and Recognitions

Under – 19 Player Of The Year 2008 – CWI Awards

Lesser Known Facts

  • After seeing Brooks score 122* and 91 against India A in England, Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid told C Brathwaite that “Shamarh Brooks was destined for big things”.
  • Shamarh Brooks favourite pastime is golf and his golf partner is none other than the great West Indian opener Desmond Haynes.
  • S Brooks wife Misha is the daughter of the late Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson.
  • In his young days, Brooks used to a good leg spinner grabbing 168 wickets at an average of 19.02 in the BCA top division league across 9 seasons.

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