Alzarri Joseph overview

Alzarri Joseph is a West Indian fast bowler. He was born on 20th November 1996 in Antigua. The 24-year old fast bowler represents Leeward Islands, St. Kitts, and Nevis Patriots in his country's domestic cricket.

Alzarri Joseph is a cricketer who has already fulfilled the first phase of his dreams he used to visualize in his childhood. Those were playing for West Indies, winning for West Indies in the World Cups, and acquiring the appreciations from heroes! Joseph's all these dreams came true already before he became 20 years old. He was a key member of the under-19 World Cup-winning West Indies squad in 2016. Legendary West Indian fast bowler Andy Roberts expressed satisfaction after watching his pace, Ian Bishop stated that Joseph should be in the West Indies senior side for the Tests and another renowned West Indian fast bowler Curtly Ambrose made a media statement that he was proud of Alzarri Joseph as both of them were from Antigua.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 16 26 0 373 86 14.35 607 61.45 0 0 2 39 15
ODI 34 16 7 153 29 17.0 192 79.69 0 0 0 13 5
IPL 3 2 2 15 15 0.0 13 115.38 0 0 0 2 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 16 29 2683 1499 38 3/53 4/50 3.35 39.45 70.61 0 0
ODI 34 33 1741 1621 54 5/56 5/56 5.59 30.02 32.24 1 0
IPL 3 3 52 87 6 6/12 6/12 10.04 14.5 8.67 1 0

Early signs

Joseph’s journey began in his backyard when in his childhood he used to spend most of the time bowling to his father Alva. Soon after some months, Joseph got the opportunity to play for his father's club. He showed potential at that very early age and ensured a place in the age-group teams for Antigua and Leeward Islands soon. Then being graduated to make his debut in first-class cricket for the Leeward Islands in 2014 November Alzarri Joseph hogged the limelight in his maiden first-class match against Guyana by scalping 5 for 99. He continued with the glimpse of his fiery pace and accuracy and made another inspiring 7 wicket-haul for 47 runs against the Windward Islands in November 2015. Joseph could hone his bowling skill during that phase as he was being coached by former West Indies fast bowler Winston Benjamin. The reflection was seen in the under-19 World Cup in 2016. Joseph placed himself within the top five bowlers in the under-19 World Cup to have bagged 13 wickets from his six matches at an average of 13.76 and an economy rate of 3.31. Alzarri Joseph will also be remembered in the Bangladesh under-19 World Cup in 2016 for his another notable accomplishment that he recorded the fastest delivery in the tournament at 143 kilometers per hour that broke Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Sly’s stumps! Joseph’s best performance in the World Cup was also against Zimbabwe. He figured 4 wickets for 30 runs in the match.

ODI Career

Alzarri Joseph began his career in One-Day International (ODI) at Sharjah against Pakistan on 2nd October 2016. Pakistan won the match by 59 runs but Alzarri Joseph was able to bag 2 wickets in 10 overs for 62 runs. Joseph, playing in 28 ODI matches so far has captured 48 wickets including his best 5 wickets for 56 runs. Joseph was impressed in his last ODI also against Sri Lanka at Kandy where he scalped 4 wickets for 65 runs although the match was won by Sri Lanka.

Test career

Alzarri Joseph made his Test debut in 2016 August against India at Gros Islet. In his first appearance in Test Alzarri Joseph marked his establishment, dismissing three prize wickets in the first innings, that of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Wridhiman Saha. He claimed 3 wickets for 69 runs in 24 overs while in the second innings Joseph was wicket-less from his four overs giving away 23 runs. Joseph showed integrity towards the game and to his country as despite having heard of his mother's death after the completion of the second day's game in the 2nd Test against England last year Joseph did not return and continued to play. He received a lot of applause from the cricket world after this incident. Alzarri Joseph has participated in 13 Tests and earned 32 wickets at an economy rate of 3.33 including his best figure of 3 wickets for 53. Joseph is useful with the bat also as he has already scored 253 runs in 13 Tests including his highest 86 so far.

IPL career

Last year the fast bowler was bought by Mumbai Indians as a replacement for Adam Milne in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Joseph made his debut in the IPL on 6th April 2019 for Mumbai Indians against Sunrisers Hyderabad and as a debutant, he set the record in IPL history by executing an outstanding figure of 6 wickets for only 12 runs!

T20 Career

Alzarri Joseph first took part in a Twenty20 match at Bridgetown in 2016 against Barbados Tridents. Joseph has so far participated in 26 T20 matches and claimed 27 wickets at an economy rate of 9.40. Joseph is yet to make his debut in T20 International for West Indies.

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