Bryan Charles: The Off Spinner From Trinidad And Tobago
Bryan Charles: West Indian Cricketer
Bryan Charles is an off-spinner from Trinidad and Tobago, who made his First-Class debut in 2015. He has been overshadowed by Imran Khan as a spinner from T&T, meaning that he has not played a huge amount of cricket for his side. He has not played any white ball cricket in his career, but could be required in the 2018/19 West Indian domestic season.
WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4 Day Tournament
Bryan Charles’ First-Class Debut
Charles made his First-Class debut in 2015 against Guyana. He was primarily playing as a spinner, batting at ten for Trinidad and Tobago. He was not required to bowl in the first innings and got a duck when he batted. He was dismissed by Devendra Bishoo, a West Indian international spinner, who took six wickets in that innings. Charles then bowled 20 overs in the third innings, picking up three maidens and one wicket. The match ended in an even draw. Charles did not have the most high-impact start to his First-Class career, but he has gone on to become a red ball specialist, not playing any white ball cricket.
Charles’ First Five-Wicket Haul
The off-spinner took his first five-wicket haul in a WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4 Day Tournament match against Guyana in 2017. Charles bowled exceptionally well in the first innings, ending with figures of 43-12-134-5. Some of the wickets he took were of big name players. He bowled the West Indian legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul and dismissed Keemo Paul. Amir Jangoo was sharp behind the stumps and took a good catch to seal Chandrapaul Hemraj’s dismissal. However, Guyana still racked up 484/8 and bowlers like Tion Webster went wicketless. As a result Guyana ended up winning that match by an innings and 217 runs, even though Trinidad and Tobago did well keep to their star man Sherfane Rutherford quiet.