West Indies speedster Fidel Edwards, after a profitable Kolpak stint with Hampshire, has confirmed that he’s open to enjoying once more for the West Indies nationwide aspect after a 9-year hiatus. Edwards additionally said that he’s eager to enroll his title within the auctions for the 2021 version of the IPL.
Regardless of breaking onto the world stage as a 21-year-old and making a reputation for himself as some of the thrilling quick bowlers on the earth, Fidel Edwards’ worldwide profession by no means took off and in 2015, the Barbadian signed a Kolpak cope with Hampshire. Edwards loved a particularly profitable stint in England, spearheading the Hampshire tempo assault for 5 seasons, however totally and completely contracted to the county aspect meant that he was ineligible for nationwide choice.
Nevertheless, UK’s departure from the European Union placing an finish to Kolpak registrations opened the door for the speedster to make a possible West Indies comeback, and, consequently, Edwards, after a 9-year-hiatus from worldwide cricket, has declared his availability for nationwide choice. Talking to ESPN Cricinfo, Edwards revealed that, regardless of being days away from turning 39, he has by no means felt ‘fitter’.
“I’ve made myself out there for West Indies. I’ve spoken to Kieron Pollard and Phil Simmons and allow them to know that, if there’s any alternative, I am prepared,” Edwards informed ESPN Cricinfo.
“Coaching has at all times been a giant a part of my recreation however, within the final 18 months or so, I’ve modified what I do and I am the fittest I’ve ever felt.
“I’ve had my time in England and now I’ve made myself out there to symbolize West Indies once more. I feel I did fairly properly within the CPL and I am conserving my fingers crossed.”
Edwards featured within the 2020 version of the Caribbean Premier League, and is at the moment representing Delhi Bulls within the Abu Dhabi T10 League, however the 38-year-old has greater aspirations. The 55-Check veteran revealed that Hampshire commitments compelled him to avoid the Indian Premier League (IPL) however claimed that with him now a free agent, he’s eager to enroll his title within the IPL public sale. Edwards final performed within the IPL 12 years in the past, representing the Deccan Chargers.
“I loved my time at Hampshire, however that was a giant a part of me not enjoying within the IPL. “However now I am not with them, my purpose is to place my title again on the market and hopefully get one other probability to play. Something is feasible,” the 38-year-old mentioned.
Quick bowlers, basically, are likely to run out of steam of their mid-30s, however that has not been the case with Edwards, who as just lately as 4 months in the past, within the CPL, clocked speeds north of 145 kph. The 38-year-old asserted that he nonetheless bowls quick and takes wickets and can be prepared to understand any alternative that comes his manner.
“I nonetheless love the sport and I am nonetheless doing what I do greatest: bowling shortly and taking wickets. You by no means know what can occur. But when the chance comes, I will be prepared.