Franklyn Rose

Country: West Indies
Born: February 01, 1972, Chalky Hill, St Ann, Jamaica
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Franklyn Rose Bio

Franklyn Albert Rose, widely known as Franklyn Rose, is a former professional cricketer who represented the West Indies in international cricket. Born on March 7, 1972, in Kingston, Jamaica, Rose was a showy fast bowler who possessed immense physical strength and a mesmerizing high rhythmical action.

Rose had an unconventional approach to the game, relying more on his brawn than his brain. However, his distinctive bowling style made him a force to be reckoned with. While most of his West Indian counterparts struggled to generate outswing consistently, Rose was known for his ability to produce reliable outswing from a full length. Yet, he occasionally resorted to the tactic of banging the ball halfway down the pitch, opting for intimidation over consistency.

Rose’s talent was recognized early in his career when he made his Test debut against India in the 1996-97 season. Right from his maiden Test, he showcased his potential by taking an impressive 6 for 100 in the first innings, claiming the wickets of five specialist batsmen. This meteoric start to his international career raised hopes and expectations among cricket aficionados worldwide.

Despite his remarkable debut, Rose struggled to maintain consistent performance over the next 18 Tests. During this period, he managed to secure only one more five-wicket haul, which came against South Africa in Durban. In that game, Rose’s exceptionally swinging deliveries earned him commendation from cricket’s bible, Wisden, which acknowledged that he outswung any other bowler on either side.

While Rose possessed immense talent, his on-field choices sometimes betrayed a streak of machismo. This was evident during the dire 2000 series in England, where his attempts to bounce Dominic Cork contributed to the West Indies losing the crucial Lord’s Test. Such moments of recklessness seemingly overshadowed his otherwise spectacular bowling exploits.

One notable aspect of Rose’s game that delighted the photographers was his unique wicket celebration. After dismissing a batsman, Rose would often throw himself into a star-shaped formation, punctuating it with fist-pumping exuberance. This jubilant celebration served as an embodiment of his passionate and spirited approach to the game.

Outside of international cricket, Rose also had a notable domestic career, representing Jamaican cricket teams such as Kingston Cricket Club and Jamaica. Though his contributions were not consistently prominent, his talents were acknowledged and appreciated within the cricketing community.

Today, Franklyn Rose may be remembered as an enigmatic figure who had the potential to achieve greatness in international cricket. While his career might not have reached the heights many had hoped for, his distinct style and captivating performances left an indelible mark on West Indian cricket history.

Franklyn Rose Career Stats

Franklyn Rose Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 28 2 344 69 13.23 666 51.65 0 1 44 6 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 27 23 5 217 30 12.05 265 81.88 0 0 15 6 6 0
FC 94 130 21 1426 96 13.08 - - 0 2 - - 24 0
List A 81 55 11 419 37 9.52 - - 0 0 - - 18 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Franklyn Rose Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 31 3124 1637 53 7/84 7/96 30.88 3.14 58.9 2 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 27 27 1326 1046 29 5/23 5/23 36.06 4.73 45.7 0 1 0
FC 94 - 14273 7849 296 7/39 - 26.51 3.29 48.2 - 14 2
List A 81 - 3777 2710 99 5/14 5/14 27.37 4.3 38.1 1 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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