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Corey Collymore

Not genuinely quick, but fairly accurate and aggressive, Collymore's sprint to the crease is reminiscent of Malcolm Marshall's.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 18:11 IST

 Date of Birth: 21 December 1977, Barbados
 Test Debut: Against Australia at St John's in 1999
 ODI Debut: Against India at Toronto in 1999
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast Medium

Not a genuine quick, but fairly accurate and aggressive as a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Corey Collymore's sprint to the crease is reminiscent of Malcolm Marshall's, but, unlike Marshall, his open-chested deliveries seem to limit his ability to move the ball away from the right-hander.

His misfortune has been the plague of modern fast bowlers: stress fractures. Yet he is a determined man, who recovered from back injuries when critics had written him off at the end of West Indies' tour of England in 2000, and thus fulfilled his promise to be back in the game.

He took four wickets on his return to the one-day side in Zimbabwe in 2001, as West Indies beat India in the final of the Coca-Cola Cup, and after a moderately successful World Cup in 2003, he was recalled to the Test team for the home series against Sri Lanka.

He responded with five wickets in the drawn first Test, and a second-innings haul of 7 for 57 in the second, as West Indies sealed a seven-wicket victory. From there on, he was shunted in and out of the squad, before being included half-way through the Test series for his experience.

He shared the new ball with younger speed merchants, and though he put the ball in the right place, his inability to put fear in the hearts of batsmen meant that he was expensive and ineffective on the tour to England.

First Published: May 02, 2006 10:55 IST