Fidel Edwards

Country: West Indies
Born: February 06, 1982, Gays, St Peter, Barbados
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Fidel Edwards Bio

Fidel Henderson Edwards, born on February 6, 1982 in Christ Church, Barbados, is a former West Indian cricketer known for his thrilling fast-bowling action. Edwards made a remarkable international debut, catching the eye of legendary cricketer Brian Lara in the nets and earning a Test call-up after just one match for Barbados.

In June 2003, Edwards made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Jamaica and immediately made an impact by taking five wickets. He continued his impressive form by taking five wickets in his first overseas Test and six in his first one-day international. With a unique round-arm action reminiscent of Jeff Thomson, Edwards possessed the ability to bowl fast, swing the ball, and generate reverse swing.

Although Edwards had regular opportunities at the Test level, his lack of control prevented him from becoming a consistent match-winner. Despite this, he was selected to tour England in 2007, where he had a fine performance in the Chester-le-Street Test. However, he faced disciplinary issues when he was fined for swearing too loudly. He continued to represent West Indies in Tests and ODIs, showcasing glimpses of his talent with the ball.

In 2008, during West Indies’ tour of New Zealand, Edwards achieved a personal milestone by taking his 100th Test dismissal. He emerged as a senior bowler in the West Indian side and played a crucial role in securing the Wisden Trophy against England in 2009. However, injuries plagued his career, including a back injury suffered during the World Twenty20 in England.

Despite his injury setbacks, Edwards continued to showcase his talent for Hampshire in County Cricket. In 2015, he played a key role in helping Hampshire avoid relegation with 45 Championship wickets at an average of 20.8. His performance included taking 10 wickets in a first-class match, a rare achievement for him. In the following seasons, Edwards remained a vital player for Hampshire, contributing to their survival in the First Division.

Known for his spectacular bowling on his day, Edwards could still trouble the best batsmen with his pace and swing. His aggressive bowling style and ability to generate bounce made him a valuable asset to any team. Despite facing injury setbacks and inconsistency in his career, Edwards left a lasting impact on West Indian cricket and will be remembered for his thrilling fast-bowling action and contributions to the game.

Fidel Edwards Career Stats

Fidel Edwards Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 55 88 28 394 30 6.56 1397 28.2 0 0 48 2 10 0
T20Is 26 6 4 11 7* 5.5 14 78.57 0 0 1 0 5 0
ODIs 50 22 14 73 13 9.12 160 45.62 0 0 5 0 4 0
FC 138 190 74 789 40 6.8 - - 0 0 - - 26 0
List A 92 36 20 138 21* 8.62 - - 0 0 - - 11 0
T20s 119 41 22 124 11* 6.52 142 87.32 0 0 8 4 14 0

Fidel Edwards Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 55 97 9602 6249 165 7/87 8/132 37.87 3.9 58.1 3 12 0
T20Is 26 26 449 617 20 3/23 3/23 30.85 8.24 22.4 0 0 0
ODIs 50 49 2138 1812 60 6/22 6/22 30.2 5.08 35.6 0 2 0
FC 138 - 21530 13751 455 7/87 - 30.22 3.83 47.3 17 27 2
List A 92 - 4131 3605 120 6/22 6/22 30.04 5.23 34.4 3 3 0
T20s 119 117 2365 3100 112 5/22 5/22 27.67 7.86 21.1 2 1 0

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