Player Profile

Fidel Henderson Edwards
West Indies
Born February 06, 1982 ( 37 Yrs )
Birth Place Gays, St Peter, Barbados
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm fast

Career Information - Teams

Deccan Chargers, West Indies, Sydney Thunder, Khulna Royal Bengals, Uthura Rudras, Rangpur Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinbago Knight Riders, West Indies A, Hampshire, St Lucia Zouks, Sylhet Super Stars, Leo Lions, Winnipeg Hawks, Warwickshire

ICC Rankings

All Rounder


Fidel Edwards had the kind of start many would dream of. His debut game for Barbados was enough to convince the West Indian selectors that he can make it big at the international level. He went a long way in justifying that by picking up a five wicket haul in his very first match, which was against Sri Lanka, in 2003. His ODI debut too was nothing short of spectacular as he claimed 6/22 off 7 overs.

With an action similar to that of Jeff Thompson, Edwards has the ability to generate good pace and often relies on this attribute along with the ability to generate reverse swing to get his wickets. Despite his superb start, Edwards has struggled to put in consistent performances with injury affecting him from time to time. In 2007, after 2 unproductive series against England and South Africa he was dropped from the test squad and also from the 2007 World Cup squad. He was called back soon after, and showed what the Windies were missing with blistering 5 wicket haul against England.

In the 2008-09 tour to New Zealand Edwards burst to life with a stunning spell of 7 for 87, he also went on to cross the 100 wickets mark during the process. His performance saw him settle into the role of bowling spearhead, he had a good outing when West Indies hosted England in 2009, but his best show came with the bat as he along with Daren Powell hung on to help WI escape with a draw. He repeated his heroics with the bat again in the last test helping WI secure a series win.

But his good form was cut short by an injury during the 2009 T20 World Cup. He returned to WI but soon left the remedial program half way through to play for the Deccan Chargers in the IPL. That turned out to be a mad move in the end, as he suffered a stress fracture and was did not return to the national side till the middle of 2011.

Edwards returned to the West Indies side against India in the home test series and bowled with fire and pace. But despite his efforts, his side lost the series 0-1.

Edwards also operated with high energy in the home series against Australia until a back injury relegated him to the sidelines. He was called back as an emergency replacement for the injured Kemar Roach for the tour of Bangladesh. He did reasonably well there taking 7 wickets in the only Test he played. The recurrence of injuries coupled with re-emergence of Ravi Rampaul has pushed him to the back seat. He is very much in Barbados' scheme of things though.

By Vishaal Loganathan
As of April 2014


TEST debut vs Sri Lanka at Sabina Park, Jun 27, 2003
Last TEST vs Bangladesh at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Nov 21, 2012
ODI debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Nov 29, 2003
Last ODI vs England at Edgbaston, May 26, 2009
T20 debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Sep 11, 2007
Last T20 vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sep 29, 2012
IPL debut vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Newlands, Apr 19, 2009
Last IPL vs Rajasthan Royals at St George's Park, May 02, 2009

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 50 22 14 73 13 9.12 160 45.62 0 0 0 5 0
T20 20 4 2 10 7 5 9 111.11 0 0 0 1 0
Test 55 88 28 394 30 6.57 1397 28.2 0 0 0 48 2
IPL 6 2 1 4 3 4 5 80 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 50 49 2138 1812 60 22/6 22/6 5.09 30.2 35.63 2 0
T20 20 20 360 497 16 23/3 23/3 8.28 31.06 22.5 0 0
Test 55 97 9602 6251 165 87/7 132/8 3.91 37.88 58.19 12 0
IPL 6 6 140 154 5 27/2 27/2 6.6 30.8 28 0 0