Sir Vivian Richards was part of the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winning team © Getty Images
Sir Vivian Richards was part of the 1975 and 1979 World Cup winning team © Getty Images

Jul 27, 2014

West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards will be the technical director of the West Indies A team that will tour Sri Lanka next month. The team will be led by Carlos Brathwaite and also feature players like Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Shillingford and Kirk Edwards.

Viv Richards was an intimidating batsman during his long and glorious career for the West Indies team. He played 121 Tests and 187 One Day Internationals (ODIs) for his team. Among his famous knocks was the unbeaten 138 he smashed in the finals of the 1979 Cricket World Cup against England. He had also created a record of hitting the fastest Test century of all time by reaching the landmark in just 56 balls.

Sir Vivian Richards — life in pictures