Ravindranauth Seeram

Full name: Ravindranauth Seeram
Born: 20 Jul 1961, Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm medium pace
Teams: Guyana U19 (Var: 1979-1980); West Indies U19 (Testy: 1980); Demerara (FC: 1982-1989); Guyana (FC: 1984-1992); Guyana (ListA: 1985-1992); All teams
Club: Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Rabindranauth Seeram made his first class debut in 1982 as an opening batsman for Demerara against Berbice, at Albion in Berbice. Two years later he made his debut for Guyana, again as an opening batsman, against Jamaica at Sabina Park in Jamaica.

Seeram enjoyed considerable success in regional cricket as a batsman high up in the order at a time when West Indies fast bowlers were still dominant in world cricket. His enterprising style meant his batting was rather risky, but his knocks were generally entertaining. His first century for Guyana came in his second regional season (1985) when he scored 100 not out against the Windwards at Arnos Vale in St Vincent - a match that Guyana won on fisrt innings scores. His second came in 1988 when he scored 119 against the Windwards again, at Albion in Guyana.

Seeram still appeared for Cornelia Ida in club competition as late as 2008. In November 2008 Seeram's roles as coach of the West Demerara Cricket Association and a selector on the Demerara Cricket Board ended.

Seeram, a Level 1 coach, replaced Albert Smith as the Guyana national cricket coach in the middle of 2009. Under his charge the Guyana team won the 2010 West Indies T20 tournament and qualified for the 2010 Champions League tournament in South Africa, after outstanding performances from Jonathan Foo rescued Guyana from defeat on several occasions. Not much went well for the Guyana team since then. The team made its lowest ever scores in List A and T20 cricket in consecutive regional tournaments by January of 2011.

Seeram paid the penalty for the team's failures, supposedly because of poor playing tactics. At a time when cricket administration in Guyana was at its worst, however, it could be argued that Seeram was a victim of circumstances. In December 2011 Seeram was re-appointed national coach shortly before the 2012 regional Twenty20 tournament. The Guyana Cricket Board stated at that time that national cricket coaches were appointed on a "tournament to tournament" basis.

Batting and Fielding Averages
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct
Guyana U19 2in 6 9 0 451 186 50.11 1 2 3
West Indies U19 Testy 2 3 0 53 29 17.66 0 00 0
Demerara FC 8 13 3 314 114 31.40 1 0 9
Guyana FC 31 50 5 1575 119 35.00 2 11 29
All FC 41 67 10 1997 119 35.03 3 12 41
Guyana List A 12 11 0 161 58 14.63 0 0 5
Bowling Averages
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 2in 24 0 15 0 0-15 - 0 0 0 - 3.75
Demerara FC 162 1 120 0 0-3 - - 0 0 - 4.44
Guyana List A 66 0 52 2 2-45 26.00 0 0 - 33.00 4.72