Jimmy Adams

Country: West Indies
Born: January 09, 1968, Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

Jimmy Adams Bio

James Clive Adams, widely known as Jimmy Adams, is a former cricketer from the West Indies who had an exceptional career, particularly in the early stages. Born in Jamaica to parents who were both doctors, Adams developed a passion for cricket from a young age.

Adams was a clinical left-hander, known for his elegant technique and strong playing off his legs. His unflinching focus and concentration were evident in his gameplay, as he consistently scored big hundreds and remained not out on multiple occasions. In fact, after just 12 Tests, only the legendary Sir Donald Bradman had a better record than Adams, with an average of 87 and a total of 1132 runs under his belt.

However, Adams’ career took a turn for the worse in the mid-1990s when he faced a crisis of confidence. This may have been triggered by a harrowing incident during the 1995 tour of England, where he was struck by a bouncer from Somerset’s Andre van Troost, resulting in a shattered cheekbone. This incident seemed to affect his mindset and he became increasingly defensive, particularly when faced with spin bowling.

Despite his batting prowess, Adams struggled as a captain. When he took up the role in 2000, his defensive tactics mirrored his cautious batting style. Initially, his tenure as captain showed promise with four wins and two draws in his first six games. However, his team’s performance began to decline, and he lost seven of his next eight matches, including a devastating 5-0 whitewash in Australia. As a result, this tour marked the end of Adams’ Test career.

After his retirement as a player, Adams continued to contribute to West Indies cricket. He stepped into the role of manager for the Under-19 side in 2006, playing a crucial role in nurturing young talent. Two years later, he succeeded Barry Richards as the president of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations, showcasing his leadership abilities on a global scale.

In 2012, Adams took on a new challenge as he was appointed head coach at Kent. Showing his dedication to cricket development, he also became the technical director of Jamaica’s cricket development program in the same year. These roles allowed him to share his profound knowledge and experience with aspiring cricketers, aiding in their growth and development.

Overall, Adams’ career was an intriguing tale of early success followed by personal struggles and transitions into various coaching and administrative roles. His exceptional statistics during the initial phase of his career will forever cement his legacy as one of the great left-handed batsmen from the West Indies.

Jimmy Adams Career Stats

Jimmy Adams Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 54 90 17 3012 208* 41.26 8017 37.57 6 14 313 4 48 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 127 105 28 2204 82 28.62 3614 60.98 0 14 148 3 68 5
FC 202 339 56 11234 208* 39.69 - - 25 54 - - 177 0
List A 228 200 46 5319 112 34.53 - - 1 34 - - 117 7
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jimmy Adams Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 54 60 2853 1336 27 5/17 5/49 49.48 2.8 105.6 1 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 127 56 1856 1499 43 5/37 5/37 34.86 4.84 43.1 0 1 0
FC 202 - 9789 4161 103 5/17 - 40.39 2.55 95 - 1 0
List A 228 - 3532 2730 83 5/37 5/37 32.89 4.63 42.5 0 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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