Matches (16)
SL v AFG (1)
ENG v IRE (1)
WI-A in BAN (1)
Karnataka in Namibia (1)
Vitality Blast (11)
Charlotte Edwards (1)

Full Name

Joel Garner


December 16, 1952, Enterprise, Christ Church, Barbados


70y 168d


Big Bird

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role



6ft 8in


Boy's Foundation School, Christchurch, Barbados

Batsmen would say that the overriding feeling when first confronted by the Big Bird was that he would trample on them such was the foreshortening effect of his 6ft 8 inches. Delivered from the clouds it seemed, and at a lively pace that when the mood took could be cranked up to the brisk side of rapid, the ball would rear alarmingly from barely short of a length. Allied to that was the most devastating toe crunching yorker the game had seen since that of Charlie Griffith. Of the top wicket-takers, few have a lower average than his parsimonious 20.98. If his value in Test cricket was as an integral part of the most formidable pace attacks ever - they spread the load so that he took five wickets in an innings on just seven occasions - then in one-day cricket, particularly in the overs at the end of an innings, when the unhittable yorker speared in relentlessly, he was priceless. At Lord's in 1979 he simply blew England's slim hopes away with 5 for 38, the best figures ever in a World Cup final.
Mike Selvey

Joel Garner Career Stats


List A256-1335965983976/296/2916.612.9633.613100

Batting & Fielding

List A25613346102359*11.75--01-710
Joel Garner

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Debut/Last Matches of Joel Garner

Photos of Joel Garner

Joel Garner presents Sunil Ambris with his Test cap
Colin Croft, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge and Michael Holding pose ahead of the <i>Fire in Babylon</i> premiere
Joel Garner and Courtney Walsh arrive for the 2010 ICC Awards in Bangalore
Joel Garner and Courtney Walsh tower over a reporter
Adrian Barath gets his Man-of-the-Match award from Joel Garner
Joel Garner takes questions from the media