Before India's tour of West Indies this man was not known to many of the cricket followers. But by the end of the series not many forgot his name.india Updated: Nov 05, 2002 18:07 IST
Born: 12 August 1976, St Peter, Barbados
Bats: Right Hand bat
Bowls: Left Arm Fast Medium
ODI debut: v Pakistan at Sharjah, Champions Trophy, 1999/00
Test Debut: v Australia at Port of Spain, 1st Test, 1998/99
Before Indian tour of West Indians this man was not known to many of the cricket followers. But by the end of the series not many will forget the name of Pedro Collins. He had Sachin Tendulkar dismissed on three occasions for single digit scores.
Collins found some real success against New Zealand, returning figures of 6/76 in the first Test.He along with Mervyn Dillon are being handed the heavy burden on their shoulders after the exit of Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh.
Collins made an impressive start to his Test carrer versus the mighty Aussies troubling Steve Waugh throughout the series.
His stamina to ball long spells has proved to be the main weakness. If West Indies are to post any kind of threat to India in India, Collins needs to regularly provide them early wickets to build pressure on a strong batting line-up.