ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 / Players / Kirk Edwards
Full name Kirk Anton Edwards
Born November 3, 1984, Barbados
Current age 30 years 47 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Barbados Tridents, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||West Indies v India at Roseau, Jul 6-10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, Sep 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v West Indies at Chennai, Mar 20, 2011 scorecard|
|Last ODI||West Indies v Bangladesh at St George's, Aug 22, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Trinidad & Tobago v Barbados at Pointe-a-Pierre, Apr 15-19, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Sri Lanka A v West Indies A at Matara, Oct 18-21, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Guyana v West Indies Under-19s at St John's, Oct 1, 2003 scorecard|
|Last List A||West Indies v Bangladesh at St George's, Aug 22, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||West Indies A v Zimbabwe at St George's, Apr 22, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||India A v West Indies A at Bangalore, Sep 21, 2013 scorecard|
Kirk Edwards announced himself on the world stage in style, becoming only the 14th West Indian batsman to score a century on his Test debut, and in the process joining the likes of George Headley, Lawrence Rowe and Gordon Greenidge.
Born into a cricketing family, Kirk Edwards started playing the sport at a young age and raked in the runs at age-group-level cricket. After impressive performances as a top-order batsman for the Barbados Under-19 side, he was named vice-captain of West Indies Under-19s for the 2004 Youth World Cup. Two years later he made his first-class debut but had to wait till 2009 before hitting his maiden first-class hundred, against Windward Islands in Bridgetown. Edwards found a place in the West Indies A side that toured Bangladesh, Ireland and England in 2010, and made the opportunity count by scoring 147 in a 50-over match against England Lions at Northampton.
More runs for West Indies A, against Pakistan A on their tour of the West Indies, found him a place in West Indies' squad for their one-day series in Sri Lanka at the end of 2010 but the series was postponed due to unexpected rains in Sri Lanka. In February 2011, Edwards scored 171 against England Lions in Bridgetown in a first-class match, and a few days later was on a plane to India to replace an injured Adrian Barath in West Indies' 2011 World Cup squad. He played only one match during the tournament, but was included in the squad for the subsequent home one-day series against Pakistan and India. He made his Test debut in the final match of India's Test series in the West Indies in 2011, and his second-innings hundred has raised hopes that West Indies have found a quality middle-order batsman for Test cricket.
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