Picture of Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast
Played for:
India, West Indies
Roles played:
Home country:
West Indies
January 29, 1951, Urlings Village


One of the four really quick bowlers that West Indies had in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Andy Roberts was shorter than the rest, but easily one of the most intelligent fast bowlers to take field. As with the rest of the pace men, he picked up his 202 wickets at an average of 25 only. Incidentally, Roberts was also the first player from Antigua to play Test cricket for West Indies, and he was to be followed by Viv Richards, Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose.

Roberts had this uncanny knack of surprising batsmen with his sharp and quick bouncers, which were set up by previous slower ones which batsmen could easily pull away!

Post the Packer organized WSC, Andy Roberts returned back to the West Indies fold, but he had not remained as quick as he was earlier. He had the skills and the artistry to bowl at a reduced pace and still pick up wickets at regular intervals. He played in the 1983 World Cup, and toured India after that, but retired immediately thereafter. Post retirement, he has still remained associated with West Indian cricket, by becoming the administrator overseeing the preparation of the pitches at the Antigua Cricket Ground.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 47 62 762 11 14.94 - 0 3 68
ODI 56 32 231 9 10.04 64.70 0 0 37*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 47 90 11135 5174 202 7/54 / 25.61 2.78 8 11 2 17
ODI 56 56 3123 1771 87 5/22 / 20.35 3.40 2 1 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 9 0 0
ODI 6 0 0


West Indies Vs England at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - Mar 06, 1974
Last played:
West Indies Vs India at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) - Dec 24, 1983
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jun 07, 1975
Last played:
West Indies Vs India at Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur - Dec 07, 1983