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Fidel Edwards targets West Indies comeback after end of Kolpak status


Fast bowler still exceeding 90mph at age of 39, and plans on entering IPL auction

Fidel Edwards has made himself available for West Indies and hopes to return to international cricket for the first time in almost 10 years.

Edwards celebrates his 39th birthday this week and last represented West Indies in 2012. But, reasoning he is as fit now as he has ever been, he believes he could play a part in West Indies’ T20 World Cup campaign later in the year.

He also hopes he can secure a return to the IPL. He last played a match in the tournament in 2009 – he was part of the Deccan Chargers side that won the tournament – but will put himself into the auction this year.

“I have made myself available for West Indies,” Edwards, who is currently representing Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament, told ESPNcricinfo. “I have spoken to Kieron Pollard and Phil Simmons and let them know that, if there’s any opportunity, I’m ready.

“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.”

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