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Gavin Courtney Tonge
is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and has represented West Indies in One Day International and Test
Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined by the International Cricket Council , with four innings played between two teams of 11 players over a period of up to a maximum five days...
cricket, as well as playing first class cricket for Antigua and Leeward Islands
The Leeward Islands cricket team is a first class cricket team representing the member countries of the Leeward Islands Cricket Association, a regional association which again is part of the West Indies Cricket Board. Contrary to the normal English definition of the Leeward Islands, Dominica is not...
Tonge began his first-class career in the 2002–03 season, having played in U-19 matches since 2000. He played his first game for Leeward Islands on February 28, 2003. He returned single-figure wicket tallies for his first five seasons, without a five-wicket-haul, however in the 2008–09 season he took 44 wickets at 25.09, including four five-wicket-hauls. His efforts led to a place in the West Indies ODI team.
Tonge was also selected to represent the West Indies at the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy and featured in their opening defeat at the hands of Pakistan on September 23, 2009, earning his best ever bowling figures in limited overs cricket of 4/25.
He made his Test debut against Australia in December 2009 in Perth when he replaced the injured Darren Sammy
Darren Julius Garvey Sammy is a Saint Lucian cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He is a right-handed batsman and a fast-medium bowler. On making his One Day International debut against Bangladesh in 2004, Sammy became the first person from the island of St. Lucia...