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Cricket player of West Indies: Roger Andrew Harper

by on November 10, 2012
in Profiles, West Indies

Roger Harper of west indian cricket team

Roger Andrew Harper is an ex-cricketer of the West Indian team who later took up the responsibility of a coach. Harper had quite an extensive International career which lasted 13 years. He played Test and ODI cricket for his team and was identified as a remarkable fielder of his time.

His career highlights consist of his premier test average of 28.06 that is above that of Gibbs and thus gives him the leverage of hitting the chief average among all West Indies team spinners with a feat of a minimum of 25 Test wickets, and the 1996 Cricket World Cup when he was in full control of the match with a 4/47. A right-handed batsman and bowling off-breaks with his right arm, Harper was known as an all rounder as well.

Throughout his playing career, Harper recorded a total of 535 runs in 25 Tests and won 46 wickets; he also played 200 first-class matches and upon retirement, he took up the position of a coach for the West Indies cricket team from 2000-2003. In 2006, he was offered and subsequently appointed to take over the Kenyan National Team: a position he stepped down from in September 2007. 

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