PLAYER PROFILE

Sulieman Benn, Slow Left Arm Orthodox Bowler, West Indies


WEST INDIES


Name
Sulieman Jamaal Benn

Country
West Indies

Date of Birth
July 22, 2021

Place of Birth
St James, Barbados

Batting Style
Left Handed

Bowling Style
Slow left arm orthodox

ODI Debut
April 10, 2022 v Sri Lanka

Test Debut
March 22, 2022 v Sri Lanka

T20 Debut
June 20, 2021 v Australia

  • TESTs
  • ODIs
  • T20s
Sulieman Benn is an aberration in the Barbados team, and for that matter the West Indian team that is more famous for the faster variety of bowlers. He is a tall, left arm, orthodox spinner, something that West Indies have not been blessed with too often. His key trait has been the bounce that he gets because of his height, making it very difficult for the batsmen to score off him. In fact, it is this characteristic of being one of the more economic bowlers in the first class competition that has made him a permanent fixture in the Barbados side.

However, it was his performances in the Stanford 20-20 tournament that made the selectors sit up and take notice. Even in this latest format of the game, his first six matches saw his economy as low as 4 runs per over, leapfrogging him into the National team.

Sulieman Benn made his Test debut in the 2008 home series against Sri Lanka and picked up three wickets in the Sri Lankan second inning. He later went on to make his ODI debut as well on the same Sri Lankan tour, and although did not take any wickets, bowled well enough to remain in the selectors' mind for further matches.

TESTs BATTING vs ALL TEAMS
M
INN
NO
Runs
HS
100s
50s
Avg
Srr
6
10
1
113
28
0
0
12.56
54.85
TESTs BOWLING vs ALL TEAMS
M
Overs
Runs
Mdns
Wkts
Avg
Best
Econ
6
309
948
49
20
47.4
4/31
3.06