This man is an amiable man with loads of talent. He has the ability of sound strokeplay, solid defence but lacks the desired biff or flamboyance.india Updated: Nov 17, 2002 00:34 IST
Born: 23 June 1980, Guyana
Bowls: Right-arm leg spin
ODI debut: vs England at Nottingham, NatWest Series, 2000
Test Debut: vs Pakistan at Barbados, 2nd Test, 1999/00
This man is an amiable man with loads of talent. He has the ability of sound strokeplay, solid defence but lacks the desired biff or flamboyance. If West Indian team are to be recognized as a strong force, this man has to play a very important role coming into bat at the all-important No.3 position. No three figures score is what really puts a big question mark on his abilities.
He first hogged the limelight into international arena with an unbeaten 84 against Pakistan at home. But then he had a horrifying run managing just three runs in five innings. Brett Lee troubled him all throughout the series before he ended the series with a gritty half-century.
The 22-year old from Guyana wants himself to be remembered for 100’s not for 50’s and 60’s. Sarwan is the right-handed batsman with a neat compact stance. Since he came into the International arena, former England great Ted Dexter predicted that after Lara, Sarwan would be recognized as one of the finest batsmen in Caribbean.
Now with a Brian Lara absent, it is the time to turn those remarkable cameos into a mature hundreds.