Jo Angel

Country: Australia
Born: April 22, 1968, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast

Jo Angel Bio

Jo Angel: The Lumbering Quick Bowler from Australia

Standing tall at an impressive height of 6ft 6ins, Jo Angel was a formidable force on the cricket pitch. Hailing from Western Australia, Angel was known for his ability to wreak havoc on the bouncy tracks of the WACA ground. His fast and accurate bowling made him a feared opponent, capable of causing significant damage to the opposition’s batting lineup.

Angel rose to prominence during his Test debut in the crucial match against the West Indies in 1992-93. In only his second over, he struck Desmond Haynes on the face, forcing the veteran to retire hurt. However, his initial success was short-lived as he became the victim of an onslaught from the likes of Phil Simmons and Richie Richardson, who smashed him all around the park. This setback did not deter his determination, and Angel made a comeback two years later in the series against Pakistan.

During the Pakistan series, Angel experienced a heart-wrenching moment when he believed he had secured the wicket of Inzamam-ul-Haq, dismissing him lbw. Unfortunately, the umpire ruled in favor of the batsman, and this ultimately marked the end of Angel’s Test career. Despite this disappointment, Angel continued to showcase his skills at the domestic level, proving to be a stalwart for Western Australia.

Over the course of his career, Angel battled a series of injuries that dimmed his once-formidable venom. Although he had to deal with this adversity, he remained committed to his performance for Western Australia until his retirement at the end of the 2003-04 season. Angel candidly admitted that while his mind was willing to continue, his body could no longer cope with the physical demands of the game.

Angel bid farewell to the cricketing realm with an impressive record, having taken 419 wickets during his career. This remarkable achievement positioned him as the second highest wicket-taker in the history of the Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup, a feat only surpassed by the legendary Clarrie Grimmett, who claimed 513 wickets.

Beyond his on-field exploits, Angel left an indelible mark on the cricketing landscape. He was respected by his peers for his tenacity, unyielding determination, and unwavering commitment to the game. Angel’s ability to create problems for batsmen, particularly on the bouncy WACA surface, made him a key force in Western Australian cricket.

Off the field, Angel was known for his strong work ethic and infectious enthusiasm. His passion for the game and unwavering dedication to his craft made him a popular figure among fans and teammates. Angel’s journey in cricket serves as an inspiration to aspiring young fast bowlers, reminding them that success can be achieved with perseverance, hard work, and a genuine love for the sport.

As Jo Angel hung up his cricketing boots, he left an enduring legacy in Australian cricket. His towering presence, fiery spells, and sheer determination continue to be remembered by cricket enthusiasts, ensuring that the name Jo Angel remains etched in the annals of Australian cricketing history.

Jo Angel Career Stats

Jo Angel Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 35 11 5.83 122 28.68 0 0 6 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC 121 157 43 1398 84* 12.26 - - 0 4 - - 30 0
List A 94 25 10 109 19* 7.26 - - 0 0 - - 8 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jo Angel Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 7 748 463 10 3/54 5/146 46.3 3.71 74.8 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 3 3 162 113 4 2/47 2/47 28.25 4.18 40.5 0 0 0
FC 121 - 25451 12178 485 6/35 - 25.1 2.87 52.4 - 16 1
List A 94 - 4808 3284 117 5/16 5/16 28.06 4.09 41 1 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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