IPL 2021: Windies pacer Fidel Edwards eye return to IPL after the end of Kolpak contract- West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards has his eyes set on returning to international cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) after almost a decade following the culimantion of his Kolpak contract with Hampshire.
Edwards had previously played in IPL 2009 for the Deccan Chargers and picked up 5 wickets in 6 games. He was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad in 2013 but did not play for them. He expressed his desire to put his name in the auction back and play in the IPL for another time.
“I have made myself available for West Indies. I have spoken to Kieron Pollard and Phil Simmons and let them know that, if there’s any opportunity, I’m ready. Training has always been a big part of my game but, in the last 18 months or so, I’ve changed what I do and I’m the fittest I’ve ever felt. I’ve had my time in England and now I’ve made myself available to represent West Indies again. I think I did pretty well in the CPL and I’m keeping my fingers crossed,” Fidel Edwards said.
Fidel Edwards played his last Test for West Indies in 2012 against Bangladesh and did not take part in IPL for a long time. His raw pace and round-arm action make it really tough for the batsman and he did pretty well in the recent edition of the Caribbean premier league clocking around 150 kph still. He is currently featuring in the Abu Dhabi T10 league and also revealed that he has informed Pollard about his availability.