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Jimmy Adams
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Jimmy Adams

West Indies|Allrounder
Jimmy Adams

INTL CAREER: 1992 - 2001

Full Name

James Clive Adams

Born

January 09, 1968, Port Maria, St Mary, Jamaica

Age

53y 117d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

In the first half of his career, Jimmy Adams generated phenomenal statistics. After 12 Tests, only Bradman had a better record than his 1132 runs at 87, yet Adams never developed an aura to match his average.

Born in Jamaica to a pair of doctors, he grew up as a clinical left-hander, willowy and strong off his legs, whose unblinking concentration shone out through a string of big hundreds and not-outs. In the mid-'90s, however, he suffered a crisis of confidence, a problem that may have stemmed from an unfortunate incident on the 1995 tour of England. Batting in fading light, Adams ducked into a bouncer from Somerset's Andre van Troost, shattering his cheekbone.

An increasingly defensive player, especially when facing spin, he proved just as negative in his tactics when appointed captain in 2000. His tenure started well with four wins and two draws in his first six games, but thereafter a weak side lost their way and he lost seven of his next eight matches, culminating in a 5-0 whitewash in Australia. That tour marked the end of his Test career.

At the start of 2006 he was back involved with West Indies cricket as the manager of the Under-19 side. In 2008, Adams succeeded Barry Richards as the president of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations. Later in the year, he was appointed technical director of Jamaica's cricket development programme.

Adams was appointed head coach at Kent in January 2012.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test5490173012208*41.26801737.576143134480
ODI1271052822048228.62361460.980141483685
FC2023395611234208*39.6925541770
List A22820046531911234.531341177
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test546028531336275/175/4949.482.80105.60110
ODI1275618561499435/375/3734.864.8443.10010
FC202978941611035/1740.392.5595.0010
List A22835322730835/375/3732.894.6342.50010
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Jimmy Adams, West Indies' new director of cricket
Jimmy Adams oversees the warm-ups before play
Jimmy Adams speaks to the media
Jimmy Adams believes there is much improvement to be done in West Indies cricket
Jimmy Adams has been appointed coach of the West Indies Under-19 side
Jimmy Adams leaves the ground after being caught by Adam Gilchrist