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Sir Andy Roberts      

Full name Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts

Born January 29, 1951, Urlings Village, Antigua

Current age 64 years 2 days

Major teams West Indies, Combined Islands, Hampshire, Leeward Islands, Leicestershire, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 47 62 11 762 68 14.94 0 3 22 9 0
ODIs 56 32 9 231 37* 10.04 357 64.70 0 0 6 0
First-class 228 291 67 3516 89 15.69 0 10 52 0
List A 195 113 38 1091 59* 14.54 0 1 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 47 90 11135 5174 202 7/54 12/121 25.61 2.78 55.1 8 11 2
ODIs 56 56 3123 1771 87 5/22 5/22 20.35 3.40 35.8 2 1 0
First-class 228 42760 18679 889 8/47 21.01 2.62 48.0 47 7
List A 195 9841 5091 274 5/13 5/13 18.58 3.10 35.9 9 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 6-11, 1974 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Chennai, Dec 24-29, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Jamshedpur, Dec 7, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1969-1984
List A span 1973-1984
Profile

Deadpan and deadly. Wicket or boundary, not a flicker of emotion would be evident save a gunslinger's narrowing of the eyes. Andy Roberts kept his emotions in check. But under the veneer was an intelligent cricketer with a fertile brain, plotting and planning the downfall of batsmen as if it were a military campaign. The modern West Indian game based on the heavy artillery of fast bowlers, that served so well for a quarter of a century, began with him. Here was a bowler whose pace came from timing, with power from a huge pair of shoulders. His bouncer was regarded as one of the most dangerous. He varied its pace, often setting batsmen up with a slower one and then poleaxing them when they were late on the quickie.

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Feb 28, 2014

Andy Roberts leads Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose in a parade after they were knighted, West Indies v England, 1st ODI, North Sound, February 28, 2014

Andy Roberts leads Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose in a parade after they were knighted

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Mar 29, 2007

Andy Roberts offers his advice to Bangladesh's bowlers, Antigua, March 29, 2007

Andy Roberts offers his advice to Bangladesh's bowlers

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Mar 28, 2007

Andy Roberts helps Shahadat Hossain with his action at the Stanford Cricket Ground, Antigua, March 28, 2007

Andy Roberts helps Shahadat Hossain with his action

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1975

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Barbados v Leeward Is at Bridgetown
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Windward Is v Trinidad & T at Gros Islet
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Jamaica v Guyana at Kingston
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England v West Indies at Sydney
Feb 9, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST | 21:30 CST | 19:30 PST)
Scotland v West Indies at Sydney
Feb 12, 2015 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 18:00 EST | 17:00 CST | 15:00 PST)
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