Veerasammy Permaul

Full name: Veerasammy Permaul
Born: 11 Aug 1989, Belvedere, Berbice, Guyana
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Slow Left-arm orthodox
Teams: Guyana U19 (2in, LO: 2005-2007); West Indies U19 (ODI: 2008); Berbice (2in: 2006-2013); Berbice (LO: 2008-2013); Berbice (T20C: 2010-2013); Guyana (FC, ListA: 2007-2013); Guyana (T20: 2011-2013); West Indies A (Var: 2010-2013); West Indies (Test, FC: 2012); West Indies (ODI: 2012-2013); All teams
Club: Albion Community Centre (Berbice)
School: Corentyne Comprehensive High School (Port Mourant, Berbice)
Relation: Veerapen Permaul (brother)
Lists of matches and more detailed statistics

Veerasammy Permaul played 3 years of Under-19 cricket for Guyana from 2005 to 2007, in which he took 74 wickets at a meager average of 17.45 each in 19 matches - a good bowling performance by any standard. He continued bowling well for Guyana, from 2007, but his lack of bowling variety caused him to struggle against good opposition.

In 2008 Permaul played for the West Indies Under-19 team in the Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia.

In 2010 Permaul was accepted in the Sagicor High Performance Centre cricket training program, which he completed in 2011. He toured Dubai in late 2011, and Bangladesh in 2012 (after Johnston Charles was called up for West Indies duty in the 2012 20/20 World Cup), with the Sagicor team. After his stint at Sagicor his bowling action was more energetic, with greater variety in several areas. His batting too seemed to have improved significantly.

Permaul played two unofficial Test matches for West Indies A against Pakistan A in St Vincent in November 2010. After a rain-ruined first match, he took 5 wickets in the second.

In November 2011 he was named captain of West Indies A in 2 unofficial Test matches against Bangladesh A in the West Indies, after injury ruled out previously named captain Dwayne Bravo from the series. West Indies A won the series 1-0. He played in 1 of the 2 Twenty20 matches and was made captain again for the 3-match 50-overs series, which West Indies A won 2-0. Permaul's own performances for West Indies A up to this point, however, had been rather ordinary.

In the 2011 West Indies first class season, in which Guyana performed poorly, Permaul took 25 wickets in 6 matches for an average of 18.88 runs, taking 5 wickets in an innings twice. In 2012 he took 34 first class wickets at an average of 20.47 for Guyana in 7 matches, again taking 5 wickets twice.

In June 2012 he was again made captain of West Indies A, against India A in the West Indies. India A won the first unofficial Test match by 2 wickets, but West Indies A won the second, with Permaul taking 9 wickets, and then the third to win the unofficial Test series. The 3-match 50-overs series ended 1-1 with one match abandoned. In both series Permaul batted relatively well, getting his first first class fifty in the first unofficial Test.

In mid-October 2012 Permaul was selected to the senior West Indies team to tour Bangladesh in November and December of the same year. West Indies were scheduled to play two Tests, five One-day Internationals and one T20 International on the tour.

Permaul and his Albion clubmate Davendra Bishoo have been close friends for many years and the two, along with yet another Albion player Narsingh Deonarine, have formed a potent spin combination for Guyana. Permaul would like to become a teacher after his cricket career is over. His younger brother Veerapen represented the Guyana Under-15 team in 2009.

In 2012 Permaul represented PowerGen in the Trinidad & Tobago Cricket Board Premier League, under Trinidadian Samuel Badree's captaincy along with fellow Guyanese Rajindra Chandrika.

Batting and Fielding Averages (28 Jul 2013)
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SR Ct
Guyana U19 Var 19 20 2 94 15 5.22 0 0 - 11
West Indies U19 ODIy 6 4 3 38 24* 38.00 0 0 64.40 3
Berbice Var 12 8 2 93 37* 15.50 0 0 - 3
Guyana FC 42 66 9 680 49* 11.92 0 0 - 25
All FC 54 81 9 897 66 12.45 0 1 - 30
Guyana List A 16 7 1 62 28 10.33 0 0 - 5
All List A 35 20 5 212 39* 14.13 0 0 - 12
Guyana T20 16 7 3 32 15* 8.00 0 0 133.33 2
All T20 17 7 3 32 15* 8.00 0 0 133.33 2
West Indies Test 2 2 0 23 13 11.50 0 0 85.18 1
West Indies ODI 4 2 0 11 10 5.50 0 0 55.00 0
Bowling Averages (28 Jul 2013)
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SR Econ
Guyana U19 Var 3307 155 1292 74 6-55 17.45 5 2 0 44.69 2.34
West Indies U19 ODIy 264 8 139 4 2-35 34.75 0 0 - 66.00 3.15
Berbice Var 1187 43 609 31 5-20 19.64 1 3 1 38.29 3.08
Guyana FC 8804 378 3658 160 6-39 22.86 - 6 0 55.03 2.49
All FC 11207 478 4766 194 6-39 24.56 - 7 0 57.76 2.55
Guyana List A 833 11 496 24 5-26 20.66 0 1 - 34.70 3.57
All List A 1709 25 1020 47 5-26 21.70 1 1 - 36.36 3.58
Guyana T20 297 1 381 9 2-14 42.33 0 0 - 33.00 7.69
All T20 315 1 402 10 2-14 40.20 0 0 - 31.50 7.65
West Indies Test 456 11 253 8 3-32 31.62 - 0 0 57.00 3.32
West Indies ODI 222 0 154 7 3-40 22.00 0 0 - 31.71 4.16