Fidel Edwards is a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman.
He was born in Barbados and has represented the West Indies in all three international formats.
Having taken more than 165 test wickets and 350 first-class scalps in total in his career, Edwards is known for his express pace and wicket-taking ability.
He burst onto the scene after being spotted in the nets by Brian Lara, and the fast-bowler made his test debut after playing just one domestic game for his native Barbados.
After an electrifying start to his test career, the 35-year-old made an immediate impact in the one-day format too as he took 6-22 on debut against Zimbabwe, a record for the amount of wickets claimed on ODI debut that still stands today.
Edwards continued to enjoy an impressive international career, and proved to be a particular nemesis of England during several encounters, before unfortunate injuries meant he fell out of international favour.
But the seamer has continued to play well domestically and featured prominently against Nottinghamshire and Hampshire in the 2015 pre-season tour of Barbados.
By picking up 45 Championship wickets at an average of 20.8 from eight matches, Edwards played a huge part in Hampshire’s Division One relegation survival. The West-Indian picked up ten wickets in a first-class match for only the second in his career as Hants crucially beat Nottinghamshire in the last match of the 2015 season to avoid relegation.
Named Marston’s Bowler of the Year for 2015, Fidel's following campaign was brought to an abrupt end. Fracturing his ankle in a warm-up during Hampshire's second Championship match of the 2016 season, Edwards was ruled out of action for the rest of the summer.
Edwards returned to Hampshire ahead of the 2017 season, taking 33 first-class wickets, since returning from the long-term injury, throughout the summer including two five-fers.