West Indies pacer bowler Fidel Edwards has no plans of bringing his career to a standstill as the cricketer is eyeing his comeback in the West Indies team as soon as possible.
The 38-year old has not represented his national side for over 10 years now due to his injury-prone career. But has now announced that he has made himself available to be included in the team. He last represented West Indies way back in 2012, which was a T20I against Sri Lanka.
“I have made myself available for the West Indies. I have spoken to Kieron Pollard and Phil Simmons and let them know that, if there’s an opportunity, I’m ready,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Edwards as saying.
The player claims to be in his fittest form, and it’s even true since even at the age of nearly 39 years, the pacer can bowl deliveries of over 90mph.
“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,” he added.
Currently, he is playing in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League in which he is representing Delhi Bulls, which has acquired the third spot in the Super League standings by now.
Fidel Edwards also has a prospect of getting picked up by a team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 auction. He plans to make himself available in the auction that will take place on February 18 in Chennai.
The right-arm fast bowler has earlier represented Deccan Chargers in 2009, in which season the team won the title. He had also been part of the Rajasthan Royals in 2013.
“I enjoyed my time at Hampshire, but that was a big part of me not playing in the IPL. But now I’m not with them, my aim is to put my name back out there and hopefully get another chance to play. Anything is possible,” he said.