Fidel Edwards bolsters Dolphins’ pace ranks

Edwards is Dolphins’ second signing from West Indies following Chris Gayle but Gayle has yet to feature in the tournament having picked up a groin strain during the Bangladesh Premier League. Edwards has been involved in the current West Indies domestic season where he has taken eight wickets at 15.25 in two four-day matches after collecting eight scalps at 9.12 in the Caribbean T20 where his economy rate was 4.86.

“We are really excited to add Fidel Edwards to our bowling unit,” Jesse Chellan, the Kwa-Zulu Natal chief executive, said. “Fidel is a proven performer and will add significant strike power in our quest to qualify for Champions League.”

Edwards has also played T20 for Deccan Chargers at the IPL and Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League and overall has 34 wickets in 34 T20 matches at an economy rate of 7.36.

Dolphins are currently fourth in the table on 12 points, four behind leaders Knights, and Edwards will add a cutting edge to the bowling attack. The leading wicket-takers for Dolphins after four matches are Robert Frylinck and Mthokozisi Shezi with six wickets each. His first match will be against Warriors, in Durban, on March 2.

The team that tops the MiWay table at the end of the league stage goes straight into the final while those in second and third place play off against each other to join them with the two finalists earning a spot at the Champions League in October.

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