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Fidel Edwards

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast
Played for:
West Indies, Barbados, Dolphins, West Indies A, Rajasthan, Hyderabad, Sydney Thunder, Uthura Rudras, Rangpur Riders, Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
31
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
February 06, 1982, Gays, St Peter, Barbados

Profile

Fidel Edwards had a dream start to his career when he was called up to the West Indies Test side in 2003, after having played just one first-class game for Barbados. His five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka was impressive enough to earn him an ODI debut, where he bagged six wickets against Zimbabwe in the same year.

Also known as “Castro”, this right-arm fast bowler from Barbados is capable of swinging the ball both ways but does not consider himself as an out-an-out pacer. Edwards was given many opportunities to prove himself, but he failed to make the most of them and eventually lost his spot in the Test as well as ODI side by 2007. He was also left out of the World Cup squad, but returned with figures of 5 for 45 against England in an ODI at Lord's. During the Test series against New Zealand in 2008-09, he reached 100 Test wickets, also achieving his best bowling figures of 7 for 87. A handy lower-order batsman, he has often saved West Indies from Test defeats.

Edwards soon became the senior bowler in the side and his approach became slightly aggressive. However, his consistency was soon hampered by a back injury that he picked up in the 2009 World Twenty20. He returned to Barbados for treatment, but left it midway to represent Hyderabad in that year's Champions League T20. Unfortunately, another injury came knocking in the tournament, which ruled him out of action for a long time. He then made a comeback in 2011, taking 19 wickets in three Tests against India. In 2013, he was usurped by the Rajasthan for IPL season six.
 


Fast Facts

  • Fidel Edwards is the half-brother of West Indian bowler, Pedro Collins.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 55 88 394 28 6.56 28.20 0 0 30
ODI 50 22 73 14 9.12 45.62 0 0 13
T20 20 4 10 2 5 111.11 0 0 7*
IPL 6 2 4 1 4 80 0 0 3*
CLT20 2 2 8 1 8 100 0 0 8*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 55 97 9602 6249 165 7/87 / 37.87 3.90 3 12 0 406
ODI 50 49 2138 1812 60 6/22 / 30.2 5.08 0 2 0 139
T20 20 20 360 497 16 3/23 / 31.06 8.28 0 0 0 28
IPL 6 6 140 154 5 2/27 / 30.8 6.6 0 0 0 10
CLT20 2 2 36 55 3 3/32 / 18.33 9.16 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 10 0 1
ODI 4 0 1
T20 5 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2012
 
ODI:
2003-2009
 
T20:
2007-2012
 
IPL:
2009-2009
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Jun 27, 2003
Last played:
West Indies Vs Bangladesh at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna - Nov 21, 2012
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Nov 29, 2003
Last played:
West Indies Vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham - May 26, 2009
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 11, 2007
Last played:
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy - Sep 29, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at Newlands, Cape Town - Apr 19, 2009
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Rajasthan at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - May 02, 2009
CLT20
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Somerset at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Trinidad and Tobago at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 14, 2009
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