Kyle Mayers was an unknown name before February 7, but now the cricket world knows him well. The kind of innings he played against Bangladesh in the Chittagong was recorded in history. In his very first Test match, he scored a double century (210 not out) and helped his team reach the target of 395 runs (Highest Run Chase in Asia). It was the fifth highest goal in the history of Test cricket. It was also the largest target achieved by any team in Asia.
Meyers is only the second player (Double Hundred Kyle Mayers) to score a double century, successfully achieving the target. In 2012, he was part of the West Indies U-19 team. The team played alongside current Test captain Craig Brathwaite. The left-handed batsman was part of the under-15 team that toured Pakistan and Malaysia in 2009.
The 28-year-old played for several teams in the Caribbean island of Barbados before making his first class debut for Windward Island in November 2015.
Three years ago he was caught in a Maria storm when he went to a training camp on Dominica Island with the Windward Island franchise. The roof of the apartment where he stayed also fell down due to the storm. Meyers wandered the next day in search of food and water. He was later assisted by local police and team officials.
Meyers made his international debut against T20 International against New Zealand in November 2020. Till now he has played one Test, 2 T20 Internationals and three ODIs.
The Barbados cricketer caught the attention of the selectors by scoring 222 runs in 9 matches of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 at an average of 112. He played for Barbados Tridents in that tournament.
Meyers also recorded his record for most runs scored in the fourth innings on debut. He also became the first player to score a double century in the fourth innings in Asia.
Batsmen who hit a double century on debut
|Tip Foster (England)||287||Australia||11 December 1903||Sydney|
|Lawrence Rowe (West Indies)||214||New zealand||16 February 1972||Kingston|
|Brendan Kuruppu (Sri Lanka)||201 *||New zealand||16 April, 1987||Colombo (CCC)|
|Matthew Sinclair (New Zealand)||214||West indies||26 December 1999||Wellington|
|Jack Rudoff (c. Africa)||222||Bangladesh||April 24, 2003||Chittagong|
|Kyle Meyers (West Indies)||210 *||Bangladesh||7 February, 2021||Chittagong|