Desmond Haynes (cricketer) biography, children, weight, height, age, records and more

Updated on: Nov 6, 2018 10:00 am IST

  • Desmond Haynes is one of West Indies’ most successful batsman in the history and was a vital player during West Indies’ dominance in the 1980s. He, along with Gordon Greenidge, formed a partnership that tormented the bowling attack of opponents and helped West Indies to a number of victories. He still holds the record for highest score on an ODI Debut and was also the Captain of West Indies Cricket Team during 1989-1991. He is currently serving as a Director of the West Indies Cricket Board.

    Name: Desmond Leo Haynes
    Nickname: Leo
    Role:Right Hand Opening Batsman, Right-Arm Leg Break/Medium Pacer


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    BiographyLion Of Barbados (Written By Robert Steen)

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    Eye Colour: Black
    Hair Colour: Black

    Personal Life

    Date of Birth: 15 February, 1956
    Age (as on 2018): 62 Years
    Birth Place: Barbados
    Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aquarius
    Nationality:West Indian
    School: St. Johns The Baptist School
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    Brother: Two Younger Brothers (Names NA)
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    Religion: Christianity
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    Cricket Career

    International Debut:

    Test: 3 Match 1978 Against Australia
    ODI: 22 February 1978 Against Australia

    Jersey Number: 25
    Major Teams: West Indies, Scotland, Middlesex, Western Province
    Nature on field: Aggressive
    Likes to play against: England


  • Highest Score On ODI Debut
  • One Of The Only Two Men To Have Carried Their Bat Thrice In Their Career.
  • One Of The Only Two Men Two Score A Century In First And Last ODI Innings.
  • He Was The Highest Run Scorer In Test And Had Highest Number Of Centuries By The Time He Retired, A Record Broken By Sachin Tendulkar Years Later.
  • Career Turning Point: A Score Of 148 On Debut Against Australia Gave Haynes The Ideal Start To His Career.


    Hobbies: Golf
    Favourite Cricketers

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  • Sachin Tendulkar

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    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

    Marital Status: Married
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    Wife/Spouse: Elen Clarke Haynes
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    Children: NA


    Net Worth: USD 600,000

    Awards and recognitions

  • Wisden Cricketer Of The Year 1991
  • Nixdorf Middlesex Player Of The Year.
  • He Has A Total Of 55 Man Of The Match Awards To His Name.
  • Controversies

  • He Was Involved In A Brawl During Australia’s Tour In 1990-91 With Ian Healy, David Boon, Craig McDermott, And Merv Hughes.
  • Lesser Known Facts

  • He Served As A Senator In Barbados Parliament
  • He Runs A Foundation, The Desmond Haynes Foundation, That Aims To Provide Education And Cricket Facilities To Youth In Barbados.
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