Personal Information

Full Name Richard Benjamin Richardson
Born January 12, 1962 Five Islands Village, Antigua
Age 62 Years, 6 Months, 10 Days
National Side West Indies
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Sport Cricket


Test ODI T20
Batting - - -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
4 10 - 2 -

Career Information

Teams Played West Indies
Career Span

Richard Benjamin Richardson Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
86 146 12 5949 194 v IND 16 27 761 23 44.39 - 90 0
224 217 30 6248 122 v PAK 5 44 541 54 33.41 63.74 75 0
World Cup
20 20 3 639 110 v PAK 1 4 52 6 37.58 62.89 6 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc
7 11 4 18 0 0/0 v NZ 0 0 - 1.63 -
6 9.4 0 46 1 1/4 v PAK 0 0 46.00 4.75 58.00
World Cup
1 4 0 24 0 0/24 v SL 0 0 - 6.00 -

Richard Benjamin Richardson Profile

Richard Benjamin Richardson, the name itself echoed supremacy, as the then young Richie followed on the footsteps of the legendary Vivian Richards. With his mild equanimity and reticence, Richie made his way into international cricket with a golden era of West Indian cricket backing him.

From the time he announced his arrival, Richardson was soon recognized for his powerful strokes all around the park. In an era where sledging had taken over and values of the game were questioned, Richie lived up to the title of a 'gentleman's game'. He played cricket in its best spirit and on his day he would take any opposition to the cleaners. The hard square-cuts and the wide-marooned floppy hat, which he so fearlessly adorned instead of the helmet, were trademark of Richie Richardson. Richie's stylish yet authoritative hitting saw dozens of the cricketing balls disappear out of the park, as he was well renowned to be amongst the sixes always.

Richie Richardson faced flak for his lack of focus and determination in the Test format of the game. However, being a true fighter, Richie slammed all critics when he scored a valuable 69 over four hours of play in Edgbaston in 1995. But Richie gave his best in 1991 when he slammed 182 against the Australians at Georgetown. Although Richardson the batsman was lived up to the expectations, even though he had the shadow of Viv Richards and Brian Lara hanging over his shoulders, Richardson the captain was a disappointment. It was with Richardson at the helm, in 1995, that Australia would beat the West Indies in their own backyard, to be the crowned World Champions in Test cricket.