A biography of Ravi Rampaul
Ravindranath Rampaul (born 15 October 1984 in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago) is a West Indian cricketer. He is the first quick bowler of Indian descent to represent West Indies at international level.
Ravi Rampaul during
his teens, grabbed attention with some sizzling performances in the 2000 World
Under-15 Challenge, followed by some super performances for the West Indies
Under-19 sides and club Trinidad and Tobago.
He is known for Decent pace and accuracy, with a free flow
action. He is one of the main streamline bowlers for West Indies currently. "Sending
the ball down at brisk pace, Rampaul maintains an immaculate seam position,
maximising his chances of early deviation through the air or off the
Rampaul ODI debut was against Zimbabwe in 2003, he was steady and consistent,
but the lack of wickets had become a cause of concern. Nevertheless, with lack
of bowling options West Indies continued to persist with him but 2004, shin
splits caused him to be side-lined for more than a year.
In July 2006, Rampaul was awarded a cricket scholarship by
the Australian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, and attended coaching
sessions in Australia.
It took 3 years for Rampaul to make a comeback and it was an eventful one as he
rocked England with solid performance of 4-wicket haul at Birmingham in only
his second game after comeback, along with being named in the T20I squad for
the World Twenty20. Thereafter, inconsistency and some mediocre performances
meant that he continued to remain in and out of the West Indian side. With a
neat line and length, he is also a fine exponent of the bouncer and Yorker but
lacks pace and swing to trouble quality opposition.
His ability to strike regularly with the new ball is
particularly impressive, and if he maintains his form and fitness he could
become West Indies' regular new-ball bowler for the next few years.
The latest thing for Ravi Rampaul is,he has been signed up by RCB during the auctions for IPL 6.