Viv Richards

Blaster

Cricket
Batsman

Born: March 7, 1952
St. John’s, Antigua

Active: 1971-1993

First-Class Cricket

Offense

SeasonCountryMatchesRunsOffense
1971-72West Indies63460.88
1972-73West Indies82130.47
1973-74West Indies53640.93
1974England2312233.68
1974-75India128972.71
1974-75Pakistan31390.38
1974-75Sri Lanka22310.62
1974-75West Indies43630.84
1975England1911742.90
1975-76Australia1211072.95
1975-76West Indies55832.03
1976England1617244.21
1976-77Australia53490.88
1976-77West Indies75201.20
1977England2021616.43
1977-78West Indies31130.28
1978England2115584.57
1979England1610433.03
1979-80Australia55921.32
1979-80West Indies41650.37
1980England1712173.52
1980-81Pakistan84431.16
1980-81West Indies86631.70
1981England2017184.41
1981-82Australia74360.96
1981-82West Indies44331.01
1982England2013243.47
1982-83West Indies63270.71
1983England1212043.23
1983-84India105271.27
1983-84West Indies63070.78
1984England126251.54
1984-85Australia106061.22
1984-85West Indies43100.80
1985England1918364.89
1985-86West Indies95181.47
1986England1811743.19
1986-87New Zealand41940.46
1986-87Pakistan62760.76
1986-87West Indies1580.28
1987-88India64391.09
1987-88West Indies44671.20
1988England136241.61
1988-89Australia76831.49
1988-89West Indies41350.36
1989-90West Indies51990.61
1990England1814253.09
1990-91West Indies104050.98
1991England128171.95
1992England147221.63
1993England1712352.80
WSC 1412812.66
Total 52137,49397.04

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

SeasonCaughtStumpedBowledLBWDef 1
1971-720 000.00
1972-737 120.50
1973-741 100.10
197418 211.05
1974-75 In11 120.70
1974-75 Pk4 000.20
1974-75 SL1   0.05
1974-75 WI5 000.25
197529 021.55
1975-76 Au11 010.60
1975-76 WI5 000.25
1976171100.95
1976-77 Au4 000.20
1976-77 WI4 200.30
197716 501.05
1977-787 000.35
197821 201.15
197913 010.70
1979-80 Au6 000.30
1979-80 WI4 220.40
198019 101.00
1980-81 Pk13 000.65
1980-81 WI5 120.40
198118 121.05
1981-82 Au4 300.35
1981-82 WI12 100.65
198211 150.85
1982-8310 010.55
19836 320.55
1983-84 In10 100.55
1983-84 WI5 200.35
198412 010.65
1984-85 Au9 210.60
1984-85 WI2 000.10
19859 210.60
1985-866 030.45
198619 201.05
1986-87 NZ5 000.25
1986-87 Pk4 010.25
1986-87 WI  000.00
1987-88 In5 010.30
1987-88 WI8 010.45
19889 200.55
1988-89 Au5 220.45
1988-89 WI10 100.55
1989-905 010.30
19908 010.45
1990-918 120.55
19918 000.40
199218 000.90
199317 000.85
WSC12 010.65
Total4761433927.95

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

SeasonRAWDef 2DefenseTotal
1971-7290-0.02-0.010.43
1972-73343110.390.450.46
1973-741252-0.100.000.46
19742736-0.150.452.07
1974-75 In9830.020.361.54
1974-75 Pk1710.050.130.25
1974-75 SL  00.030.32
1974-75 WI1021-0.130.060.45
1975364110.250.901.90
1975-76 Au1432-0.150.221.59
1975-76 WI270-0.090.081.06
1976561-0.030.462.34
1976-77 Au400-0.100.050.47
1976-77 WI1844-0.010.140.67
197724870.200.623.53
1977-786020.080.210.25
197826880.180.662.62
19792705-0.160.271.65
1979-80 Au90-0.020.140.73
1979-80 WI21080.310.350.36
19802874-0.330.341.93
1980-81 Pk6140.270.460.81
1980-81 WI3227-0.030.190.95
198158513-0.020.512.46
1981-82 Au30460.010.180.57
1981-82 WI1031-0.140.250.63
1982671160.100.481.98
1982-83871-0.100.230.47
1983462120.190.371.80
1983-84 In8830.140.340.81
1983-84 WI16040.020.180.48
19841853-0.140.250.90
1984-85 Au17570.380.490.85
1984-85 WI891-0.12-0.010.39
19854947-0.430.092.49
1985-862657-0.020.210.84
19865009-0.220.411.80
1986-87 NZ1472-0.130.060.26
1986-87 Pk3510.000.130.44
1986-87 WI3510.050.030.15
1987-88 In13150.280.290.69
1987-88 WI6440.260.360.78
198812230.010.280.95
1988-89 Au4408-0.040.210.85
1988-89 WI1281-0.230.160.26
1989-901383-0.070.120.37
19904265-0.300.071.58
1990-9129070.020.290.63
19911612-0.150.131.04
1992340-0.080.411.02
19932354-0.120.361.58
WSC511-0.020.321.49
Total10,121224-0.4436613.7555.40

First-class 160-game average: 17.01

First-class offensive 160-game average: 29.80
First-class defensive 160-game average: 4.22

One-Day Cricket

Offense

YearCountryMatchesRunsOffense
1973-74West Indies180.04
1974England247863.88
1974-75Sri Lanka1180.09
1975England267853.73
1975-76Australia21730.93
1975-76West Indies1190.11
1976England42181.01
1976-77Australia2500.30
1976-77West Indies2510.27
1977England217133.50
1977-78West Indies3240.15
1978England249884.76
1979England238784.41
1979-80Australia84852.37
1979-80West Indies2660.33
1980England104232.03
1980-81Pakistan31190.63
1980-81West Indies2390.23
1981England247363.38
1981-82Australia145362.49
1981-82West Indies3910.50
1982England256452.86
1982-83West Indies42010.90
1983England2911775.07
1983-84India52390.94
1983-84Australia133811.94
1983-84West Indies4860.46
1984England32761.18
1984-85Australia177153.54
1984-85West Indies51810.90
1985England134912.05
1985-86UAE2750.39
1985-86Pakistan52601.24
1985-86West Indies73111.63
1986England215232.26
1986-87Pakistan5280.15
1986-87United Arab Emirates31010.52
1986-87Australia123681.62
1986-87New Zealand41871.08
1986-87West Indies130.01
1987-88Pakistan43261.65
1987-88India102791.40
1987-88West Indies1150.08
1988England4660.29
1988-89Australia112771.37
1988-89West Indies6540.28
1989-90UAE3850.37
1989-90India71570.66
1989-90West Indies4590.32
1990England237953.11
1990-91West Indies81570.81
1991England31450.60
1992England175692.34
1993England215572.66
WSC 368875.07
Total 53617,88284.94

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

YearCaughtWBowledLBWDef 1
1973-7400000.00
197413   1.30
1974-7502100.15
1975127311.75
1975-76 Au01000.05
1975-76 WI00000.00
197611000.15
1976-77 Au1   0.10
1976-77 WI00000.00
197782100.95
1977-7841100.50
1978149111.95
19791012211.75
1979-80 Au13200.35
1979-80 WI22000.30
198033100.50
1980-81 Pk04000.20
1980-81 WI13100.30
198199211.50
1981-82 Au311200.95
1981-82 WI34110.60
19821414232.35
1982-8341100.50
19831025622.65
1983-84 In32000.40
1983-84 Au69511.35
1983-84 WI22000.30
198402100.15
1984-85 Au1116712.30
1984-85 WI51000.55
1985311211.00
1985-86 UAE20000.20
1985-86 Pk11000.15
1985-86 WI52010.65
19861012532.00
1986-87 Pk41000.45
1986-87 UAE0   0.00
1986-87 Au68301.15
1986-87 NZ08110.50
1986-87 WI00000.00
1987-88 Pk20000.20
1987-88 In513031.30
1987-88 WI10000.10
198820000.20
1988-89 Au65020.95
1988-89 WI813411.70
1989-90 UAE23200.45
1989-90 In107111.45
1989-90 WI10000.10
19901023952.85
1990-9125020.55
19911   0.10
1992412321.25
19931320332.60
WSC213012.30
Total259293733846.1

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

YearRABallsDef 2DefenseTotal
1973-7425420.080.040.04
1974  00.652.27
1974-7517240.030.090.09
19752073180.611.182.45
1975-76 Au43800.170.110.52
1975-76 WI18240.020.010.06
1976460.010.080.54
1976-77 Au  00.050.18
1976-77 WI46540.030.010.14
1977851090.130.542.02
1977-78501020.210.350.25
19782833540.411.182.97
19792954330.681.222.81
1979-80 Au2282640.210.281.32
1979-80 WI771080.160.230.28
19801551690.100.301.17
1980-81 Pk951140.060.130.38
1980-81 WI761080.080.190.21
19811882780.531.012.19
1981-82 Au4195520.810.881.69
1981-82 WI37480.040.320.41
19823434540.751.552.20
1982-836448-0.050.230.56
19834657831.912.283.68
1983-84 In41540.110.250.60
1983-84 Au3875160.610.981.46
1983-84 WI911620.320.310.39
198468960.190.170.68
1984-85 Au5847981.101.702.62
1984-85 WI7415-0.290.130.51
19853234310.800.901.48
1985-86 UAE25360.050.120.26
1985-86 Pk31360.030.090.67
1985-86 WI56840.130.391.01
19864506551.331.661.96
1986-87 Pk27600.160.300.23
1986-87 UAE  00.000.26
1986-87 Au1422370.560.851.24
1986-87 NZ1351920.180.340.71
1986-87 WI29420.080.040.03
1987-88 Pk771200.210.210.93
1987-88 In3634800.580.941.17
1987-88 WI3030-0.010.040.06
1988821140.210.210.25
1988-89 Au3293840.290.621.00
1988-89 WI2563540.441.070.68
1989-90 UAE1321800.320.390.38
1989-90 In2452670.310.880.77
1989-90 WI32540.100.100.21
19907458811.492.172.64
1990-911832700.400.480.64
1991  00.050.32
19922484171.071.161.75
19934706360.941.772.21
WSC1361880.161.233.15
Total901112,26118.8132.4558.70

One-day 160-game average: 17.52

One-day offensive 160-game average: 25.35
One-day defensive 160-game average: 9.69

Combined total: 114.10
Total Matches: 1057
Weighted 160-game average: 17.12

Apples & Oranges rating: 27.80

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