Born, November 1, 1970, Sherwin Legacy Campbell or Sherwin Campbell is a former swashbuckling batsman of West Indies who on his day had the ability to rip the opposition bowling single-handedly but due to his inconsistent batting, he probably never lived up to his full strength.
The credit for Campbell being a cricketer goes to his father who encouraged and coached him from his childhood. His father Lester is known to be cricket maniac and was a fast bowler from Barbados.
In 1993-94, Campbell set a string of consistent displays in motion in the Red Stripe Cup, stacking up 547 runs at a telling average of over 50. Worthily, he was rewarded with a berth on West Indies' tour to India. In October 1994, his ODI debut was far from auspicious as Campbell featuring in the middle order managed just 3 runs. He made some substantial contributions after being elevated to the top of the order but had to wait for his maiden Test appearance for a few more months.
Campbell got his first Tests cap in February 1995, while playing against New Zealand at Christchurch. Opening with Stuart Williams, Campbell scored a composed 51 runs at the top. Interestingly, he seemed to reserve his best for the Kiwis. His top two Test scores of 208 and 170 came against the New Zealand team. He was also part of 1996 World Cup Squad.
In his seven year career in Tests, Campbell represented West Indies in 52 Tests and scored 2882 runs at 32.38. However he enjoyed a good run against the Kiwis. Against New Zealand, he has scored a total of 598 at 66.44.
After retirement, Campbell was appointed as the coach of West Indies women’s team in 2008 and under him they reached the final of 2013 World Cup but lost against Australia.
In May 2015, Campbell was sacked as the coach of West Indies Women’s team after his controversial WhatsApp message to a senior member of the team in which another senior player was the subject of discussion. Vasbert Drakes replaced him as the coach.