- Sport: Cricket
- Birth date: 1982-07-17 (30 years)
- West Indies Cricket Team 2000 - present
Omari Banks is a right handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler in the West Indies cricket team. The other teams he has played for are Somerset, Leicestershire, Leeward Islands and Anguilla.
The debut Test match of Omari Banks was played from 1st to 5th May 2003 at Bridgetown (Kensington Oval) against Australia. In the 1st innings, he bowled 40 overs, out of which 2 were maidens, gave away 204 runs and took 3 wickets. He was the No. 6 batsman and he scored 24 runs in 40 deliveries inclusive of 4 boundaries. In the 2nd innings, the West Indies team was given a follow on. Banks was allocated the No. 7 batting slot where he faced 74 balls and hit 32 runs including 4 fours. He bowled 1 over in which 2 runs were scored. This match was won by Australia by 9 wickets. Banks debuted in One day International cricket on 17th May 2003 at Kingston (Sabina Park) and the opponent was Australia. He got the chance to bowl 8 overs and conceded 44 runs in these while taking 2 wickets. He scored 12 runs in 14 deliveries at the No. 7 batting position. Australia won this match by 2 runs as per Duckworth-Lewis method.
In the 10 Test matches that he played, Omari Banks bowled 2401 balls in which 1367 runs were scored and 28 dismissals were made. His bowling strike rate was 85.7, bowling average was 48.82 and economy rate was 3.41. He participated in 5 One day Internationals and took 7 wickets in 270 deliveries while conceding 189 runs. His economy rate was 4.20, bowling average was 27 and bowling strike rate was 38.5.
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