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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 moving away from international cricket and eventually signing for Hampshire in 2015.
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 in his first season at the Club. 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.
Despite suffering a season-ending injury early on in the 2016 campaign, as well as minor injuries to begin 2017, Edwards returned in emphatic style to pick up 33 wickets at an average of just 24.06 in the 2017 County Championship competition.
The 37-year-old also enjoyed an excellent four-day campaign in 2018, passing 50 first-class wickets in a season for the first time in his career as he claimed 54 scalps in 15 matches at an average of just 26.72 last summer.
Fidel claimed 53 wickets on his way to a third-place County Championship finish and a Lord's Final in 2019, linking up well with fellow paceman Kyle Abott, the pair taking 119 first-class wickets between them. Edwards has re-signed once again for 2020 in what will be his sixth season with James Vince’s side.
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