Fast bowler Fidel Edwards to striving to make his comeback in international cricket after a decade. The West Indies fast bowler is also keen to play in the IPL after his Kolpak deal has ended with Hampshire. The seasoned fast bowler has been representing Hampshire since 2015 but is now looking to return to the West Indies squad.
Edwards has set his eyes on the 2021 ICC T20 world cup which will be held in India later this year. Edwards made his international debut way back in 2003 against Sri Lanka and has played 55 tests,50 ODIs, and 20 T20s so far for West Indies. Known for his unusual action Edwards has always relished the opportunity to bowl at some of the great batsmen of all time.
Fidel Edwards Eyes West Indies And IPL Return
Fidel Edwards last played for a Test match for West Indies in 2012 against Bangladesh. Edwards impressed everyone in the last edition of Caribbean Premier League where he was bowling consistently over 145 kph and troubling quality batsmen. He is currently featuring in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T-10 league and has now made himself available for West Indies again.
Edwards revealed that he has articulated to West Indies white-ball skipper Kieron Pollard and made him aware about his availability for West Indies. The fast bowler is also optimistic about playing in the biggest T20 league the IPL.
“I have made myself available for West Indies. I have spoken to Kieron Pollard and Phil Simmons and let them know that, if there’s any opportunity, I’m ready. Training has always been a big part of my game but, in the last 18 months or so, I’ve changed what I do and I’m the fittest I’ve ever felt. I’ve had my time in England and now I’ve made myself available to represent West Indies again. I think I did pretty well in the CPL and I’m keeping my fingers crossed”, Fidel Edwards said.
“I enjoyed my time at Hampshire, but that was a big part of me not playing in the IPL. But now I’m not with them, my aim is to put my name back out there and hopefully get another chance to play. Anything is possible”, said Fidel Edwards