Shamarh Brooks overview

His full name is Sharmah Shaqud Josua Brooks. He is a cricketer from West Indies. Sharmah Brooks was born on 1st October 1988 at St. Michael in Barbados. Sharmah Brooks is an elegant batsman, precisely whenever he unleashes graceful drives on the off-side and delivers poised leg-side flicks, standing on one toe. Sharmah Brooks wanted to become an electrical engineer if he had failed to prosper as a cricketer finally.

The 32-year old right-hand batsman has paid attributes to Late Everton Weeks, the legendary West Indian batsman of the 'Three Ws' (the two other being Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott). Brooks had revealed that Everton Week's advice on his batting technique, precisely on the art of playing against spin bowling had helped him to turn more mature as a batsman. Brooks also had a lot of appreciation for the legendary former opening batsman as he mentioned that during the Regional Four-Day competition at Kenginston Oval, Weeks always used to watch whenever Brooks was on the crease and after the day's play was over Brooks had gone to Weeks, sitting at the president's box and used to listen to those valuable tips.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 8 15 0 422 111 28.13 952 44.33 1 0 3 54 4
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Right from a teenage Sharmah Brooks was noticed as a cricket prodigy. He participated in under under-19 World Cup for the national under-19 team in 2006 and the very next year in 2007 he earned his debut in the first-class cricket for Barbados against Guyana. On his debut Sharmah Brooks failed to shine, scoring on 25 and 28 runs, respectively. His leadership quality promoted him to earn the captain's band of the national team in the under-19 World Cup in 2008. Brooks could retain his place in Barbados national squad for several years but failed to prove his potential and finally following the worst performance in 2012 with a mere 76 runs at an average of 8.44 Brooks was ruled out of mainstream cricket for the next three years. The right-hand batsman returned to the Barbados national squad with a bang! In the first innings against Windward Islands Brooks showed glimpses of his prowess, scoring his maiden first-class century (124 runs) and then struck two more centuries in the same year. As a reward, Brooks got a national call, representing Board President's XI against Australia. Over the next five years, Brooks had scored 3091 runs including five centuries and 20 half-centuries at an average of 38.63. By that time Brooks had acquired places in the West Indies second-team West Indies 'A' squad and in 2018, the batsman produced a magnificent 91 against India 'A' scoring 91 in the first match and an unbeaten 121 in the second match. He finished in the series as the highest run-scorer. Brooks has participated in 89 first-class matches o far and scored 4345 runs including seven centuries at an average of 31.25.

ODI Career

NA

Test career

Sharman Brooks' journey in the Test began in 2019 when he was chosen in the senior national squad for its series against England. But he did not take part in the series. Rather he captained the West Indies 'A' team against India 'A' squad in another series held in July-August same year, replacing the original skipper of the three unofficial Tests, Kraigg Brathwaite who got injured before the series. Brooks led the team in front with two splendid half-centuries in two of the three unofficial Tests against India 'A'. Then Brooks was selected to make his debut for West Indies against India in August 2019. But in his first appearance, Sharmah Brooks lived up to the standard, scoring only 11 and 2, respectively! But later Sharmah Brooks could be able to sustain his place in the Test as he struck his first century (111) against Afghanistan in November of the same year in 2019. Brooks has taken part in seven Tests so far and scored 372 runs including one hundred and three fifties.

IPL career

NA

T20 Career

Sharmah Brooks made his Twenty20 debut for Barbados against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Port of Spain in 2012. He has played in 26 matches so far and scored 372 runs including his highest 53. Brooks also had represented St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League in 2016 and 2017. His runs in the T20 Premier league has been 119.

ICC Trophies

NA

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