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Famous West Indian batsman: Jimmy Adams

by on November 10, 2012
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Popular cricketer of West Indies Jimmy Adams

Jimmy Adams is known to be a former West Indian player and captain. A consistent left-handed batsman while a contributive left-arm spin bowler as well as a competent fielder specifically for his gully position, Adams is also recognized for his occasional wicket-keeping services to the team during his career.

In the season of 1984-85, he was taken on board for the Jamaican team and thereby, had an encouraging start to his first-class playing career. However, he was only able to pave his way into the West Indian Test team in the season of 1991-92 wherein he made his debut in Barbados by playing against South Africa. Adams hit a score of 1,132 runs with a batting average nearing 87 in the opening 12 matches. He averaged 61.34 in the first half of his Test career with a 25.58 average in the second half: the gap is recognized as the most extensive in the history of Test cricket. Adams started endeavoring to enter the International level cricket during the mid 90s.

Owing to his endless struggle and performance, Adams won the honor of captaincy of the West Indian cricket team in 2000. Even though this control did not last for long, he went on with his playing career for some more years during which he captained the South African Provincial team Free State and appeared as a guest for Lashings World XI in England. 

Adams was part of his cricket arena for a good 20 years and announced his retirement in 2004. He exited the playing arcade with a Test batting average of 41.26 bagging a highest score of 208 not out when he played against NZ in 1995. Jimmy Adams will always be remembered for his astonishing hits and for being a run machine for West Indian cricket team through his career. Today, he is often seen appearing as a cricket commentator for Sky Sports, UK.

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