Shamar Joseph

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Shamar Joseph
Biography
NameShamar Joseph
ProfessionGuyanese International cricketer
Major teamsWest Indies (2024-Present)
Guyana (2023-Present)
Guyana Amazon Warriors (2023-Present)
Date of BirthAugust 31, 1999
Age (In 2023)24 Years
Birth PlaceBaracara, Guyana
ResidenceNew Amsterdam, Guyana
NationalityGuyanese
EthnicityAfro-Guyanese
ReligionChristianity
CasteProtestant
Mother TongueEnglish
ZodiacVirgo
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 8in
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusEngaged
FianceTrishana Joseph
Shamar Joseph with fiance Trishana Joseph and children Amari and Amali
Children
Son(s)Amari Joseph
Amali Joseph
Parents
FatherNot Known
MotherNot Known
Sibling(s)
Brother(s)5 brothers
Sister(s)3 sisters
Cousin(s)Orlando Tanner
Cricket Information
Playing roleFast Bowler
Batting styleLeft-handed bat
Bowling styleRight-arm fast
Test debutJanuary 17-19, 2024 – West Indies vs Australia at Adelaide
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeDid not attend
Educational QualificationSchool dropout
Contact/Social Media Details
Instagraminstagram.com/shamarjoseph7/ (20k followers)
Facts
Shamar Joseph is a Guyanese International cricketer who plays as a right-arm fast bowler for the West Indies in international cricket and represents Guyana in first-class cricket.
Shamar Joseph
He was born on 31 August 1999 in a family of three sisters and five brothers in Baracara, a small village in Guyana. The village is accessible only by water and is a two-day boat ride away from the port city of New Amsterdam and did not had an internet connection till 2018. 1
He began his cricket journey by bowling with fruits or melted plastic bottles turned into a cricket ball since it was challenging to obtain taped balls in a remote village. This form of cricket was commonly referred to as ‘jungle-land cricket’. 1
Joseph belongs to a Seventh-day Adventist christian family so he was not allowed to play cricket on Saturdays, as that day is dedicated to serving the church. 1
Initially, Shamar Joseph worked in the logging industry alongside his siblings and father. A near-death experience during logging prompted him to relocate to New Amsterdam, where he initially worked as a laborer in construction. Later, he took on 12-hour shifts as a security guard at Amalgamated Security Services for Scotiabank in Berbice.
His cousin, Orlando Tanner, coaches for the Tucker Park Cricket Club in New Amsterdam – the same club where Joseph played during his formative years. 1
He was just 14 years old when the former Guyana cricketer-turned-businessman Damion Vantull and former West Indies cricketer Royston Crandon visited their village to play a match. Recognizing Shamar Joseph’s potential, Vantull promised to bring him to Georgetown once things improved for him. Vantull kept his promise and assisted him in leaving his job as a security guard to focus full-time on his cricket career. 1
All-rounder Romario Shepherd, representing both the West Indies and Mumbai Indians, introduced him to the Guyana national head coach, Esuan Crandon. He trained with the Guyana team, catching the attention of Curtly Ambrose, who expressed a desire to see him play for the Guyana team the following year. 2
He made his first-class debut on 1 February 2023 for Guyana against Barbados in North Sound during the 2022–23 West Indies Championship, taking 3 wickets across the two innings. 3
He made his T20 debut for Guyana Amazon Warriors against Barbados Royals on 17 September 2023 at Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Guyana during the 2023 Caribbean Premier League. 4
Joseph made his List A debut for Guyana against Barbados on 29 October 2023 at St. Augustine during the 2023–24 Super50 Cup. 5
In December 2023, he was named as one of the seven uncapped players in the new-look West Indies squad for a two-match test series against Australia. 6
He made his Test debut for West Indies against Australia on 17 January 2024 in Adelaide. Batting at No. 11, he scored 36 runs off 41 deliveries, contributing to West Indies reaching a total of 188. This is the highest score by a West Indian No. 11 on debut and the joint 5th highest score by any West Indian No. 11. Following that, he dismissed Australian opener Steve Smith with the very first ball he bowled in his Test career, becoming the second player from West Indies and the 23rd player overall to take a wicket with their first ball in Test cricket. Notably, he also became the 10th player from West Indies to achieve a five-wicket haul on Test debut. 7 8
Shamar Joseph stunned Australia with bowling figures of 7/68 in 11.5 overs, dismissing them for 207 in their second innings at The Gabba on 28 January 2024. His display of hostile fast bowling, with his pace breaching the 150 kmph mark multiple times, led West Indies to register their first Test win on Australian soil since 1997. For his brilliant performance with the ball, Joseph was named the Player of the Match as well as the Player of the Series. 9 10
He is 172 cm tall. 11
Shamar Joseph has 2 children named Amari and Amali with his fiance Trishana Joseph, who works for Guyana’s Ministry of Education. 12

References:

  1. https://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/shamar-joseph-using-melted-bottles-and-fruits-as-balls-the-boy-from-baracara-single-handedly-driving-west-indies-gabba-breach-9131288/[][][][][]
  2. https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/in-the-backwaters-of-baracara-joseph-grew-up-bowling-lemons-and-limes-20240118-p5eya0.html[]
  3. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/west-indies-championship-2022-23-1356625/barbados-vs-guyana-2nd-match-1356627/full-scorecard[]
  4. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/caribbean-premier-league-2023-1369538/barbados-royals-vs-guyana-amazon-warriors-30th-match-1369587/full-scorecard[]
  5. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/super50-cup-2023-24-1401765/barbados-vs-guyana-18th-match-1401784/full-scorecard[]
  6. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/news/west-indies-name-seven-uncapped-players-in-squad-for-australia-tests/articleshow/106172655.cms[]
  7. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/shamar-joseph-on-wicket-of-steven-smith-i-ll-take-a-picture-and-post-it-up-1417001[]
  8. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/west-indies-in-australia-2023-24-1375837/australia-vs-west-indies-1st-test-1375845/full-scorecard[]
  9. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/west-indies-in-australia-2023-24-1375837/australia-vs-west-indies-2nd-test-1375846/full-scorecard[]
  10. https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/shamar-joseph-in-tears-after-retiring-hurt-with-near-broken-toe-returns-next-day-to-demolish-australia-101706431099114.html[]
  11. https://www.cricket.com.au/news/3862117/steve-smith-test-opener-partnership-usman-khawaja-backed-shamar-joseph-australia-west-indies-test-gabba[]
  12. https://www.facebook.com/royal.tee.3532/about[]
 
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