ICC Hall of Fame

Viv Richards
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1974 - 1991


WIWest Indies

One of the game's greatest batsman, Viv Richards was destructive for West Indies with bat in hand. He scored 8,540 Test runs at an average of 50.23, while also shining in the ODI arena, scoring 6,721 runs at an average of 47 and a strike rate of 90.20.

Player Bio

Perhaps the hardest hitter of the cricket ball ever, Sir Viv Richards was one of the most devastating batsmen to have ever played the game. In 121 Test matches for West Indies, Richards accumulated 8,540 runs at an average of 50.23. Perhaps the highlight of his Test career was the 1976 tour to England where he massacred the English bowling attack, scoring a whopping 829 runs in five Test matches at an average of 118.42, with a highest score of 291 in the fifth and final Test that has remained his career-best. Richards’ fireworks helped West Indies win the series 3-0.

date of birth:
7 Mar 1952
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Date of debut:
22 Nov 1974