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Brian Charles Lara is one of the most recognisable faces in world sport and widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all-time.

Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies, Brian was born 2 May 1969 as the tenth of 11 children. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.

Brian also holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004. He is the only batsman to have ever scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in first class games over the course of a senior career. Lara also shares the test record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 28 runs off an over by Robin Peterson of South Africa in 2003.

Lara's match-winning performance of 153 not out against Australia in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1999 has been rated by Wisden as the second best batting performance in the history of Test cricket, next only to the 270 runs scored by Sir Donald Bradman in The Ashes Test match of 1937. Muttiah Muralitharan, rated as the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, and the highest wicket-taker in both Test cricket and in One Day Internationals, has hailed Lara as his toughest opponent among all batsmen in the world. Lara was awarded the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World awards in 1994 and 1995 and is also one of only three cricketers to receive the prestigious BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, the other two being Sir Garfield Sobers and Shane Warne.

Brian was appointed honorary member of the Order of Australia on 27 November 2009. On 14 September 2012 he was inducted to the ICC's Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony held in Colombo, Sri Lanka as a 2012–13 season inductee. In 2013, Lara received Honorary Life Membership of the MCC becoming the 31st West Indian to receive the honor. Brian is popularly nicknamed as "The Prince of Port of Spain" or simply "The Prince".

Sunstar are proud to represent Brian whilst in Australia and recently secured his ambassador role on FOX Sports, featuring as part of their commentary team for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Our relationship with Brian dates back to 2006 and we look forward to continuing to work with one of the true greats of world cricket!

 

 
Awards

Awarded the Trinity Cross of Trinidad &

Tobago

 

Recipient of Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC)

 

Honorary Member of the Order Of Australia (AM) for services to West Indian and Australian cricket

 

Inductee of the ICC's Hall of Fame

 

Recipient of the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World award twice

 

Life Member of the MCC

 

Recipient of the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the year Award

 

 

 

 

 

 
 News

Brian is currently in Australia for 6 weeks working with FOX Sports Ausrlalia as an expert commentator for the ICC Cricket World Cup.

 

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Career Highlights

42 International Man of the Match Awards

 

53 International Centuries

 

6th all time leading run scorer in Test matches

 

Equal 6th most Test match Centuries (34)

 

Highest individual score in a Test match (400 Not Out)

 

Highest First Class score (500 Not Out)

 

Most runs off an over in a Test match (28)

 

Has scored an average of 20% of his team runs, a feat surpassed only by Bradman (23%) and George Headley (21%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   
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