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Alzarri Joseph
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Alzarri Joseph

West Indies|bowler
Alzarri Joseph

INTL CAREER: 2016 - 2021

Full Name

Alzarri Shaheim Joseph

Born

November 20, 1996, Antigua

Age

24y 145d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Things you dream of as a cricketer - playing for your country, winning World Cups and earning the praise of your heroes. Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph ticked all those boxes before he was 20. He was an Under-19 champion in 2016. Andy Roberts loved his pace, Ian Bishop wanted him to be fast-tracked to Test cricket and Curtly Ambrose said, "I am Antiguan, you're Antiguan and I am proud."

Joseph's career began in his backyard, bowling to his father Alva. Soon enough, he was playing for his old man's old club. He broke into the age-group teams for Antigua and Leeward Islands, and in 2014-15, graduated to playing first-class cricket. He took 7 for 46 against Windward Islands in November 2015.

Joseph was coached by former West Indies paceman Winston Benjamin and considers Dale Steyn his hero. He was among the top five bowlers in the 2016 U-19 World Cup, with at an average of 13.76 and economy rate of 3.31. He recorded the fastest ball of the tournament too - a 143 kph thunderbolt, which broke Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Sly's stumps.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test162926831499383/534/5039.443.3570.60000
ODI343317411621545/565/5630.015.5832.20410
FC4267630734411257/468/6227.523.2750.40560
List A484623922172796/316/3127.495.4430.20420
T202624505792276/126/1229.339.4018.70110
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test162603738614.3460761.4402391580
ODI3416715329*17.0019279.6800135110
FC4266128558915.83133763.94048636180
List A48241025951*18.5031482.48011514120
T2026171110721*17.8398109.18006590
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Alzarri Joseph is surrounded by team-mates after taking a wicket
Alzarri Joseph celebrates Dimuth Karunartne's wicket
Alzarri Joseph struck early on the fourth day for West Indies
Alzarri Joseph is one of West Indies' brightest fast bowling prospects
Alzarri Joseph produced a riveting opening spell
Alzarri Joseph celebrates his half-century as Joshua Da Silva looks on