Tall, strong and well-built, Ravi Rampaul moves the ball both ways at a brisk pace, and is capable of bowling long spells. For a long time, though, it seemed Rampaul might never fulfill his potential at international level, as he did little of note in his first six years in international cricket, partly due to injury: he was picked to tour southern Africa in 2003-04, and England later that year, but he broke down and returned home, shin splints sidelining him for more than a year. He played intermittently thereafter, but when belatedly given an opportunity towards the end of the 2011 World Cup, Rampaul instantly made his mark with a five-for against India and then sustained his form in the home season, taking 11 wickets in the two-Test series against Pakistan, which was almost three times the haul in his first five Tests. His batting cannot be underestimated. The same year, he smashed an unbeaten 86 against India, the highest score by a No.10 in an ODI. Injuries have prevented him from making regular appearances for West Indies in all formats. He was one of the key members of West Indies’ 2012 World T20 triumph.