Alzarri Joseph

West Indies

Personal Information
Born
Nov 20, 1996 (24 years)
Birth Place
Antigua
Height
Role
Bowler
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast-medium
ICC Rankings
                        Test     ODI        T20
Batting             —           —           —
Bowling           63         34           —
Career Information
Teams
West Indies U19, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, West Indies, UWI Vice Chancellors XI, Mumbai Indians, Amsterdam Knights, WI Holder XI, West Indians
The thing with talent is that it demands a cool head. Deprive it of that and it goes haywire, sometimes snowballing into almost nothing. Luckily for West Indies, Alzarri Joseph possesses a c…
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Batting Career Summary
MInnNORunsHSAvgBFSR100200504s6s
Test142403448614.3355861.650023614
ODI301671532917.019279.69000135
IPL32215150.013115.3800020
Bowling Career Summary
MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test142522991287343/534/503.3637.8567.6200
ODI303015611479505/565/565.6829.5831.2210
IPL33528766/126/1210.0414.58.6710
Career Information
Test debut
vs India at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Aug 09, 2016
Last Test
vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Feb 11, 2021
ODI debut
vs Pakistan at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Oct 02, 2016
Last ODI
vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Jan 25, 2021
IPL debut
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 06, 2019
Last IPL
vs Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 13, 2019
Profile
The thing with talent is that it demands a cool head. Deprive it of that and it goes haywire, sometimes snowballing into almost nothing. Luckily for West Indies, Alzarri Joseph possesses a cool head. Not the kind that stymies a pacer’s aggression, the kind which holds him in good stead even after success at an early age. Joseph shot to fame early. He led the side that won the Under-19 World Cup in 2016 and was also the quickest bowler of the competition. Tall, fast and blessed with an easy action, Joseph became the talk of the town.

Like with most young promising cricketers, there were demands of drafting him early into the side. And those demands were met in 2016 when he was drafted into the Test squad against a visiting Indian side. A 19-year-old pacer announced his arrival to international cricket in style by dismissing Virat Kohli with a venomous delivery in just his third over. In the same year, Joseph made his ODI debut against another Asian side – Pakistan – in Sharjah.

Joseph sustained a stress fracture in his back in December 2017 during the tour of New Zealand and that forced the pacer to be out of international action for close to seven months. Post recovery, Joseph took part in the home series against Bangladesh and then represented St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League. Joseph was initially named in Windies’ squad for India tour, but was later replaced by Sherman Lewis as a Cricket West Indies (CWI) medical panel recommended that he should be allowed to continue his rehabilitation to full fitness for international competitions.

The Antiguan started his career with the club that his father was once a part of. Soon after he got into the age group cricket and tasted success playing for Antigua. Joseph, who idolizes Dale Steyn, learned the craft under former West Indies pacer Winston Benjamin. CWI awarded Joseph a central contract across all formats for the 2018-19 season in October 2018.