Reon King

Country: West Indies
Born: October 06, 1975, Good Fortune, West Coast, Demerara, Guyana
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Reon King Bio

Reon Dane King, an athletic paceman hailing from Guyana in the West Indies, is considered to be one of the fastest bowlers of his time. His smooth and effortless run-up has often drawn comparisons to the legendary Michael Holding. While King may not have possessed the same grace as Holding, his energetic approach to the crease made him a captivating force to watch on the cricket field.

King’s career reached its pinnacle during the home season of 1999-2000. It was during this period that he showcased his talent and potential as a formidable fast bowler. In a Test match against Zimbabwe in Jamaica, he claimed his first five-wicket haul, announcing his arrival on the international stage. This performance signaled the beginning of a promising era for King, as he seemed poised to step into the shoes of the great West Indian pacemen, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh.

Building on his success, King played a crucial role in setting up a narrow victory over Pakistan just two months later. Alongside fellow fast bowler Franklyn Rose, King spearheaded the West Indies attack, leaving fans and critics alike optimistic about the team’s future. However, their form rapidly deteriorated during the 2000 tour of England, with King in particular struggling due to a persistent heel injury.

Known for his introverted nature, King found himself in the shadows for the next four years, as he struggled to reclaim his form and make a mark on the international circuit. It was not until the home series against South Africa in 2004-05 that King received a second chance. The absence of several prominent players due to a contract dispute opened up an opportunity for King to reestablish himself as a force to be reckoned with.

While King’s career may have been marred by inconsistency and injury setbacks, his raw talent and undeniable potential were always evident. Although he was often positioned as a genuine number 10 batsman, few doubted his abilities as a bowler. With his intimidating pace and unyielding determination, King could strike fear into the hearts of even the most accomplished batsmen.

Throughout his career, King remained dedicated to his craft, continually striving for improvement and success. Despite his ups and downs, he left a lasting impact on West Indies cricket, reminding fans of the immense talent his country had produced through the years.

While his international career may not have reached the heights initially anticipated, King’s contributions to West Indies cricket should not be overlooked. Today, his name is synonymous with the passion and talent found in the Caribbean cricketing landscape, serving as an inspiration for young aspiring bowlers. A true testament to the power of perseverance, King’s legacy in West Indies cricket is one woven with both triumphs and challenges, making him an enduring figure in the history of the sport.

Reon King Career Stats

Reon King Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 27 8 66 12* 3.47 319 20.68 0 0 7 0 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 50 23 14 65 12* 7.22 203 32.01 0 0 1 0 4 0
FC 95 116 40 444 30 5.84 - - 0 0 - - 16 0
List A 125 44 26 129 14* 7.16 - - 0 0 - - 14 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Reon King Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 33 3442 1733 53 5/51 7/81 32.69 3.02 64.9 5 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 50 50 2603 1807 76 4/25 4/25 23.77 4.16 34.2 2 0 0
FC 95 - 16120 8053 293 7/82 - 27.48 2.99 55 - 11 1
List A 125 - 6102 4363 170 4/25 4/25 25.66 4.29 35.8 2 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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