Scott Edwards

Country: Netherlands
Born: August 23, 1996, Tonga
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Scott Edwards Bio

Scott Andrew Edwards, born in Tonga and raised in Australia, is a prominent cricket player representing the Netherlands. Despite his humble beginnings, Edwards has worked hard to establish himself as a key player in the Dutch cricket team.

Edwards’ cricketing journey began when he made his international debut for the Netherlands in 2017. At that time, he had to make a difficult decision to abandon his electrical apprenticeship and fully commit to Dutch cricket. This leap of faith paid off, as he quickly became known for his innovative batting skills and ability to keep wickets effectively. His determination and dedication led him to succeed and eventually take over the captaincy from Pieter Seelaar after his retirement.

One of the unique aspects of Edwards’ career is his dual citizenship. His grandmother’s Dutch roots grant him the privilege of holding a Dutch passport alongside his Australian one. And it was during his time as an 18-year-old when he played a season of club cricket for Excelsior in Rotterdam that he first caught the attention of the Netherlands cricket authorities. Although Edwards eventually returned to Australia, the Dutch national team remained on his radar.

In a stroke of fate, Edwards was called up to face Namibia in the Intercontinental Cup and the World Cricket League when Tobias Visee suffered an injury. Recognizing the opportunity to represent the Netherlands, Edwards decided to fully commit to the team by relocating to the country and even getting a Dutch lion tattooed on his ankle. However, during the Australian summers, he continues to play grade cricket for Richmond.

Edwards’ talent and commitment to Dutch cricket have not gone unnoticed. He captained the Netherlands in both the 2022 T20 World Cup and the 2023 ODI World Cup, where his team achieved remarkable victories over South Africa in both tournaments. These achievements solidify Edwards’ status as a successful leader and player.

Despite receiving limited technical coaching in his early years, Edwards has managed to become a self-made cricketer. He possesses exceptional skills in sweeping, reverse-sweeping, and scooping, which make him a formidable opponent against spin bowlers. His record against spin is particularly impressive.

Scott Andrew Edwards’ story is one of determination and resilience. From leaving his apprenticeship to fully embracing his dual citizenship, he has proven his unwavering commitment to Dutch cricket. As a talented middle-order batter, wicketkeeper, and captain, Edwards has surely left an indelible mark on Dutch cricket, with many expecting him to achieve even greater heights in the future.

Scott Edwards Career Stats

Scott Edwards Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 51 44 15 614 42* 21.17 507 121.1 0 0 56 11 41 6
ODIs 47 44 7 1471 86 39.75 1605 91.65 0 15 115 15 49 8
FC 1 1 0 5 5 5 6 83.33 0 0 1 0 5 1
List A 57 53 8 1635 86 36.33 1849 88.42 0 15 131 18 62 9
T20s 52 45 16 615 42* 21.2 508 121.06 0 0 56 11 41 6

Scott Edwards Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 52 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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