South Africa domestic news February 29, 2012

Fidel Edwards bolsters Dolphins' pace ranks

ESPNcricinfo staff

Fidel Edwards, the West Indies fast bowler, has joined Dolphins for the remaining league matches of the MiWay T20 tournament.

Edwards is Dolphins' second signing from West Indies following Chris Gayle but Gayle has yet to feature in the tournament having picked up a groin strain during the Bangladesh Premier League. Edwards has been involved in the current West Indies domestic season where he has taken eight wickets at 15.25 in two four-day matches after collecting eight scalps at 9.12 in the Caribbean T20 where his economy rate was 4.86.

"We are really excited to add Fidel Edwards to our bowling unit," Jesse Chellan, the Kwa-Zulu Natal chief executive, said. "Fidel is a proven performer and will add significant strike power in our quest to qualify for Champions League."

Edwards has also played T20 for Deccan Chargers at the IPL and Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League and overall has 34 wickets in 34 T20 matches at an economy rate of 7.36.

Dolphins are currently fourth in the table on 12 points, four behind leaders Knights, and Edwards will add a cutting edge to the bowling attack. The leading wicket-takers for Dolphins after four matches are Robert Frylinck and Mthokozisi Shezi with six wickets each. His first match will be against Warriors, in Durban, on March 2.

The team that tops the MiWay table at the end of the league stage goes straight into the final while those in second and third place play off against each other to join them with the two finalists earning a spot at the Champions League in October.

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  • Dave on March 1, 2012, 13:38 GMT

    With the signing of Fidel Edwards to the Dolphins (Congrats Fidel) now confirms to me that WICB doesn't like Chris Gayle. Last week in the WICB domestic competition Barbados was asked by the WICB to rest Fidel Edwards in its preparation for the up coming digicel series. How they have given Fidel permission to go and play for the Dolphins. What rest what, hope all the cricket world is seeing how the board is treating one of the greatest opening batsmen the game has ever seen.

  • Sunny on February 29, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    Why Amin, Why isnt BPL as important as any other T20 tournament ? BPL IS AS IMPORTANT AS ANY OTHER T20'S AROUND THE WORLD. QUIT SPREADING HATRED AND GET A LIFE.

  • Dummy4 on February 29, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    bravo cricinfo,why to highlight tournament like Bpl?it has to be Ipl or anyother domestic tournament but not bangladeshi tournament doesnt matter even it was better than big bash or south african domestic.

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