Caribbeans are the best entertainers in world cricket. When they are involved, the game witnessed pure raw emotions on the field. They make even the boring match look so interesting. This is why they are liked, admired and followed by fans from all across the world. Majority of the West Indies players have three-dimensional qualities.
They can bat, bowl and field. This is one of the main reasons why they perform well in T20 marquee events. With all their bases covered, they won two T20 World Cup tournaments so far. The West Indies players are the most sought-after players in the truncated version of the game. They are involved in several franchise cricket leagues globally.
It is indeed tough to find a team without any West Indies player. Without them, the game lacks a bit of spice. They are involved in Australia’s popular franchise cricket – Big Bash League and then the world’s most-watched cricket league tournament – Indian Premier League, Lanka Premier League, Pakistan Super League and the newly-launched Abu Dhabi T10 league.
Fidel Edwards gets the better of Nicholas Pooran
During the Abu Dhabi T10 league final between Northern Warriors and Delhi Bulls at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards hogged the limelight with his fiercest bowling. The 39-year-old fast bowler defied age and ruffled the dangerous batsmen feathers with deliveries at a speed of 150 kmph.
The fast bowler was last seen donning the West Indies jersey back in 2012 and since then he lost his place. The fast bowler who plied his trade for Delhi Bulls got the better of Northern Warriors captain Nicholas Pooran’s wicket in a sensational manner. Earlier, Delhi Bulls were restricted for just 81 in their quota of 10 overs.
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Mohammad Nabi top-scored with 21 off 10 balls. Theekshana was the star of Northern Warriors’ bowlers as he took 3 wickets to his name. In reply, Northern Warriors lost their captain Nicholas Pooran as the latter was dismissed by Fidel Edwards. Waseem Muhammad scored 27 off 22 balls but he was dismissed by Shiraz Ahmed. Lendl Simmons and Rovman Powell scored 14 and 16 respectively as Northern Warriors won the final by 8 wickets.