Andy Roberts

Country: West Indies
Born: January 29, 1951, Urlings Village, Antigua
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Andy Roberts Bio

Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts, known simply as Andy Roberts, is a legendary cricketer hailing from the beautiful islands of the West Indies. Born on January 29, 1951, in the sun-kissed land of Antigua, Roberts would go on to become a trailblazer in the world of cricket with his lethal pace and strategic bowling.

Roberts was a man of few words and his stoic nature was evident on and off the field. The unmistakable narrowing of his eyes, reminiscent of a gunslinger, was the only sign of emotion that he displayed during high-pressure moments. Behind this calm exterior, however, was a cricketer with a sharp mind and a knack for plotting the downfall of his opponents, treating every match as a meticulously planned military campaign.

Regarded as one of the pioneers of the modern West Indian game, Roberts played a significant role in shaping the legacy of the Caribbean fast bowlers. His raw pace, combined with impeccable timing and immense power from his robust shoulders, made him a formidable force on the field. Opposing batters lived in fear of his deadly bouncer, considered one of the most dangerous weapons in his arsenal. Roberts frequently varied the pace of his deliveries, lulling the batsman into a false sense of security with a slower one, only to unleash a lightning-fast delivery resulting in their ultimate demise.

It was Roberts’ exceptional talent and unwavering determination that catapulted him to the top of the cricketing world. In a mere two and a half years, he achieved the incredible feat of reaching 100 Test wickets, making him the fastest bowler to achieve this milestone at the time. His peak years undoubtedly came in the mid-1970s, before the cricketing landscape was forever changed by the Packer revolution. During this period, Roberts was virtually unstoppable, striking fear into the hearts of his opponents with his fierce bowling.

As the years rolled on, Roberts began to tire, and his pace gradually waned. However, his invaluable experience and ability to move the ball with precision allowed him to remain a prominent figure in Test cricket until the 1983-84 season. Roberts’ contribution to the West Indian team cannot be understated, as he played a pivotal role in their continued success during a golden era for West Indies cricket.

Beyond his accomplishments in the cricketing arena, Roberts has also made significant contributions off the field. Known for his quiet demeanor and respectful attitude, he has served as a mentor and inspiration to many aspiring cricketers from the West Indies and beyond.

Andy Roberts’ greatness transcends mere statistics and numbers. His legacy will forever be etched in the annals of cricket history, as his indomitable spirit and skill laid the foundation for the fast bowling revolution in the West Indies. To this day, his name is synonymous with power, precision, and the true spirit of the game.

Andy Roberts Career Stats

Andy Roberts Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 47 62 11 762 68 14.94 - - 0 3 - 22 9 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 56 32 9 231 37* 10.04 357 64.7 0 0 - - 6 0
FC 228 291 67 3516 89 15.69 - - 0 10 - - 52 0
List A 195 113 38 1091 59* 14.54 - - 0 1 - - 33 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Andy Roberts Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 47 90 11135 5174 202 7/54 12/121 25.61 2.78 55.1 8 11 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 56 56 3123 1771 87 5/22 5/22 20.35 3.4 35.8 2 1 0
FC 228 - 42760 18679 889 8/47 - 21.01 2.62 48 - 47 7
List A 195 - 9841 5091 274 5/13 5/13 18.58 3.1 35.9 9 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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