Fidel Edwards



Fidel Edwards is that special bowling talent West Indies cricket so badly needs. Short in stature, with a slinging arm action Edwards generates genuine pace from a  bustling run to the crease. Edwards was first introduced to Test cricket in spectacular fashion, by captain, Brian Lara, who plucked him from obscurity after facing him in a net session in 2003.  Edwards did not disappoint and in his first outing, he produced a five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in Jamaica and sent tongues instantly wagging.

Edwards also had a dream debut in his first One Day International against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2003 he bag 6 for 22 from seven overs. Since then a couple of injuries have only allowed him to stay fit for 24 Tests and a handful of ODIs. In those 24 outings he has pocketed just over 60 wickets and has made many a batsman uncomfortable with his slinging action and searing pace.

Fidel Edwards has brought a refreshing dimension to the West Indies bowling attack, with deliveries clocked between 90 and 95 miles per hour. He is fiery, in the Jeff Thomson mould, bowling with a round-arm action he generates genuine pace and is able to make the ball leave the batsman.

Fidel Edwards Test and One Day Cricket Statistics

Full Name Fidel Henderson Edwards

Current Test Ranking

43rd
Current ODI Bowling Ranking 53rd

Current Test Rating

401 points
Current ODI Bowling Rating 474

Highest Test Rating

431 v India, 03/06/2006
Highest ODI Bowling Rating 520 v India, 26/05/2006

Number of Test

25
Number of ODIs 23

Test Run Aggregate

131
ODI Run Aggregate 18

Test Career Average

4.36
ODI Batting Average 6.00

Total Test Wickets

63
Total ODI Wickets 26

Test Bowling Average

44.30
ODI Bowling Average 32.26

Test Centuries

0
ODI Centuries 0

Date of Birth

February 6, 1982, Gays, St Peter, Barbados

Test Debut

West Indies v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Jun 27-29, 2003  

Last Test Match

Pakistan v West Indies at Lahore - Nov 11-14, 2006 

ODI Debut

Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare - Nov 29, 2003 
Last ODI Match England v West Indies at Ahmedabad - Oct 28, 2006

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast bowler
 



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