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Fidel Edwards

Fidel Edwards

West Indies

BOWLER
  • 39 yrs.
  • Right Handed

Fidel Edwards had a dream start to his career when he was called up to the West Indies Test side in 2003, after having played just one first-class game for Barbados. His five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka was impressive enough to earn him an ODI debut, where he bagged six wickets against Zimbabwe

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Personal Information
Born February 6, 1982
Birth Place Gays, St Peter, Barbados
Current age 39
Role Bowler
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
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Fidel Edwards had a dream start to his career when he was called up to the West Indies Test side in 2003, after having played just one first-class game for Barbados. His five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka was impressive enough to earn him an ODI debut, where he bagged six wickets against Zimbabwe in the same year.

Also known as “Castro”, this right-arm fast bowler from Barbados is capable of swinging the ball both ways but does not consider himself as an out-an-out pacer. Edwards was given many opportunities to prove himself, but he failed to make the most of them and eventually lost his spot in the Test as well as ODI side by 2007. He was also left out of the World Cup squad, but returned with figures of 5 for 45 against England in an ODI at Lord's. During the Test series against New Zealand in 2008-09, he reached 100 Test wickets, also achieving his best bowling figures of 7 for 87. A handy lower-order batsman, he has often saved West Indies from Test defeats.

Edwards soon became the senior bowler in the side and his approach became slightly aggressive. However, his consistency was soon hampered by a back injury that he picked up in the 2009 World Twenty20. He returned to Barbados for treatment, but left it midway to represent Deccan Chargers in that year's Champions League T20. Unfortunately, another injury came knocking in the tournament, which ruled him out of action for a long time. He then made a comeback in 2011, taking 19 wickets in three Tests against India. In 2013, he was usurped by the Rajasthan Royals for IPL season six.
 

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 2914 121
2 New Zealand 2166 120
3 England 3493 109
4 Australia 1844 108
5 Pakistan 2247 94
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 2054 121
2 Australia 2945 118
3 India 3344 115
4 England 3100 115
5 South Africa 2137 107
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6088 277
2 India 6811 272
3 New Zealand 6048 263
4 Pakistan 7818 261
5 Australia 5930 258
FULL Ranking