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JOEL GARNER

One of the game's tallest fast bowlers, standing 6 ft 8 in, Joel Garner, affectionately known as "Big Bird", was part of the menacing West Indies fast bowling attacks developed by Clive Lloyd in the 1970s. He was known for his toe-crunching yorker that formed a major part of his armoury. He is one of five West Indian players with more than 250 Test wickets and his average of 20.97 is among the best in the world. Garner was always a handful in the shorter form of the game, boasting the impeccable economy rate of 3.08 runs an over and his haul of five for 31 against England in the 1979 Cricket World Cup final remains the best bowling performance to date in a final. 

STATISTICS

NAME
JOEL GARNER
BIRTH DATE
DECEMBER 16,1952
BATTING STYLE
RIGHT-HAND BAT
BOWLING STYLE
RIGHT-HAND BAT
PLAYING ROLE
BOWLER
NUMBER OF TESTS
58
RUNS
672
AVG
12.44
WICKETS
259
AVG
20.97
R.P.O.
2.47
4W
18
5W
7
NUMBER OF ODIS
98
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