Full name: Kyle Rico Mayers
Born/Date of Birthday: 8 September 1992
Place of Birth: Bridgetown, Barbados
Relations: Shirley Clarke (father)
Bowling: Right-arm medium
National side: West Indies (2020–present)
Test debut (cap 324): 3 February 2021 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 202): 20 January 2021 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 84): 29 November 2020 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
2011/12–2014/15: Combined Campuses and Colleges
2013–2014: Barbados Tridents
2015–2017: St Lucia Zouks
2015/16–2018/19: Windward Islands
2017–2020: Barbados Tridents
Kyle Rico Mayers (born 8 September 1992) is a West Indian cricketer. He is a regular player of his home-side Barbados. He was also in the West Indies under-19 squad for the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In February 2021, on his Test debut, Mayers scored 210 not out.
He is the son of Shirley Clarke, who also played first-class cricket.
In October 2019, he was selected to play for Barbados in the 2019–20 Regional Super50 tournament. In November 2019, he traveled to Ft Lauderdale, Florida to participate in the US Open. He represented the Paramveer Tigers along with other international likes of Kjorn Ottley, Ian Cockbain, Max Waller, Delray Rawlins, Alex Blake, Elmore Hutchinson, Ravi Timbawala, Timil Patel, Japen Patel and many more. In January 2020, on the opening day of the 2019–20 West Indies Championship, Mayers scored his maiden century in first-class cricket.
In June 2020, Mayers was named as one of eleven reserve players in the West Indies' Test squad, for their series against England. The Test series was originally scheduled to start in May 2020, but was moved back to July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In July 2020, he was named in the Barbados Tridents squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. In October 2020, Mayers was also named in the West Indies' Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against New Zealand. He made his T20I debut for the West Indies on 29 November 2020, against New Zealand.
In December 2020, Mayers was named in the West Indies' Test and One Day International (ODI) squads for their series against Bangladesh. He made his ODI debut for the West Indies, against Bangladesh, on 20 January 2021. He made his Test debut for the West Indies, also against Bangladesh, on 3 February 2021. On his debut, Mayers scored a century to become the 14th batsman for the West Indies to score a century on debut in Test cricket. He finished his innings on 210 not out, becoming the sixth batsman to score a double century on his Test debut, guiding the West Indies to a successful chase of 395, the fifth largest in test history. In May 2021, Mayers was awarded with a maiden red-ball central contract from Cricket West Indies.
In February 2022, he was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.
On 27 March 2022, Mayers took his first test match five-wicket haul against England, in the second innings of the third test of England's tour of West Indies in St. George's. He finished with figures of five for eighteen and with seven wickets in the match.
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