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Fidel Edwards

Fidel Edwards had an extraordinary international beginning, the kind that can either haunt or add lustre to a career.

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 18:12 IST
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Fidel Edwards had an extraordinary international beginning, the kind that can either haunt or add lustre to a career.

Spotted in the nets by Brian Lara, Edwards was called up for his Test debut after just one match for Barbados, and promptly took five Test wickets against Sri Lanka in Jamaica in June 2003.

He added five in his first overseas Test, and six in his first one-day international. With a round-arm action not unlike Jeff Thomson's, which has left him vulnerable to back strains, he is more of a protégé of his neighbour Corey Collymore than his half-brother Pedro Collins.

He bowls fast, can swing the ball and get reverse swing, but insists that he doesn't go for out-and-out pace. Which is just as well, because he will have to learn that pace without control leads straight to the boundary at international level.Fidel Edwards had an extraordinary international beginning, the kind that can either haunt or add lustre to a career.

Spotted in the nets by Brian Lara, Edwards was called up for his Test debut after just one match for Barbados, and promptly took five Test wickets against Sri Lanka in Jamaica in June 2003.

He added five in his first overseas Test, and six in his first one-day international. With a round-arm action not unlike Jeff Thomson's, which has left him vulnerable to back strains, he is more of a protégé of his neighbour Corey Collymore than his half-brother Pedro Collins.

He bowls fast, can swing the ball and get reverse swing, but insists that he doesn't go for out-and-out pace. Which is just as well, because he will have to learn that pace without control leads straight to the boundary at international level.

Fidel Edwards had an extraordinary international beginning, the kind that can either haunt or add lustre to a career.

Spotted in the nets by Brian Lara, Edwards was called up for his Test debut after just one match for Barbados, and promptly took five Test wickets against Sri Lanka in Jamaica in June 2003.

He added five in his first overseas Test, and six in his first one-day international. With a round-arm action not unlike Jeff Thomson's, which has left him vulnerable to back strains, he is more of a protégé of his neighbour Corey Collymore than his half-brother Pedro Collins.

He bowls fast, can swing the ball and get reverse swing, but insists that he doesn't go for out-and-out pace. Which is just as well, because he will have to learn that pace without control leads straight to the boundary at international level.

First Published: May 02, 2006 10:21 IST