Shamarh Brooks: An elegant right-handed batter who played a major role in the Jamaica Tallawahs capture of the 2022 Caribbean League title. He played a number of breathtaking strokes during a match-winning century against the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Guyana National Stadium in the play-off.
Two days later he then made an equally important 47 in the grand final against Barbados Royals. He has so far played 11 T20Is and has one half century – a solid knock of 56 which came against New Zealand at Sabina Park in Jamaica in August, 2022. He was named as a member of the West Indies 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
After a promising start to his career – when he led the West Indies at the 2008 ICC Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia – Brooks made a late entry onto the senior international stage when he made his Test debut against India in Antigua in August 2019. A few months later he made his maiden Test ton – a match-winning 111 against Afghanistan in Lucknow, India. It was a sparkling innings of top-quality stroke-play against spin bowling, which he paid tribute to his hero Sir Everton Weekes.
1988-10-01, St John's Land, Whitehall, St Michael
Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados, KC Brathwaite's XI, West Indians, Barbados Tridents, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, West Indies A, West Indies Board President's XI, Sagicor High Performance Centre, West Indies Under-19s, West Indies, West Indies Under-19s
RHB (No. 3)
(Top order batsman; Very occasional 4th change bowler)