Player Profile

Alzarri Shaheim Joseph
West Indies
Born November 20, 1996 ( 23 Yrs )
Birth Place Antigua
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm fast-medium

Career Information - Teams

West Indies U19, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, West Indies, UWI Vice Chancellors XI, Mumbai Indians, Amsterdam Knights, WI Holder XI


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

The thing with talent is that it demands a cool head. Deprive it of that and it goes haywire, sometimes snowballing into almost nothing. Luckily for West Indies, Alzarri Joseph possesses a cool head. Not the kind that stymies a pacer's aggression, the kind which holds him in good stead even after success at an early age. Joseph shot to fame early. He led the side that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2016 and was also the quickest bowler of the competition. Tall, fast and blessed with an easy action, Joseph became the talk of the town.

Like with most young promising cricketers, there were demands of drafting him early into the side. And those demands were met in 2016 when he was drafted into the Test squad against a visiting Indian side. A 19-year-old pacer announced his arrival to international cricket in style by dismissing Virat Kohli with a venomous delivery in just his third over. In the same year, Joseph made his ODI debut against another Asian side - Pakistan - in Sharjah.

Joseph sustained a stress fracture in his back in December 2017 during the tour of New Zealand and that forced the pacer to be out of international action for close to seven months. Post recovery, Joseph took part in the home series against Bangladesh and then represented St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League. Joseph was initially named in Windies’ squad for India tour, but was later replaced by Sherman Lewis as a Cricket West Indies (CWI) medical panel recommended that he should be allowed to continue his rehabilitation to full fitness for international competitions.

The Antiguan started his career with the club that his father was once a part of. Soon after he got into the age group cricket and tasted success playing for Antigua. Joseph, who idolizes Dale Steyn, learned the craft under former West Indies pacer Winston Benjamin. CWI awarded Joseph a central contract across all formats for the 2018-19 season in October 2018.

Written by Abhinand Raghavendran


Career

TEST debut vs India at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Aug 09, 2016
Last TEST vs England at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Feb 09, 2019
ODI debut vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Oct 02, 2016
Last ODI vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Mar 01, 2020
IPL debut vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 06, 2019
Last IPL vs Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 13, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 27 13 7 121 29 20.17 157 77.07 0 0 0 9 4
T20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Test 10 16 0 102 34 6.38 230 44.35 0 0 0 12 3
IPL 3 2 2 15 15 0 13 115.38 0 0 0 2 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 27 27 1393 1372 48 56/5 56/5 5.91 28.58 29.02 1 0
T20 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 10 19 1699 914 27 53/3 50/4 3.23 33.85 62.93 0 0
IPL 3 3 52 87 6 12/6 12/6 10.04 14.5 8.67 1 0