Fabian Allen, West Indies all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Surprise choice will hope to justify his selection

Allen is seen as an all-rounder of promise and has racked up a few sparkling performances that could be interpreted as hints of greater things to come.

Garfield Robinson, May 07, 2019 13:03:25 IST

The most surprising name to appear in the squad was that of Fabian Allen. The selectors have clearly based their decision on the perceived potential of the young man because his numbers are not outstanding.

File picture of Fabian Allen. AP

File picture of Fabian Allen. AP

His ODI career is only four games old. From those, he has failed to capture a single wicket and has totaled a measly 25 runs batting at eight in the order.

He is seen as an allrounder of promise and has racked up a few sparkling performances that could be interpreted as hints of greater things to come. He has two first-class centuries, a blazing, unbeaten 169 for Jamaica against Trinidad and Tobago in November 2017, and a more subdued 105 not out against the Windward Islands that same season.

He also has a few reasonable List A performances and represents the St.Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). A rapid-fire 64 off only 34 balls that consigned the Barbados Tridents to defeat in last year’s edition was a memorable performance, and his eight wickets in nine T20I appearances indicates an ability to snatch vital wickets in that format of the game. He is also an electric fielder who demands respect from the batsmen.

The selectors will be hoping he develops according to the promise they think they recognise in him. He will probably not play many games during the tournament, unless, of course, injury knocks out some of the likely starters.

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Updated Date: May 07, 2019 13:03:25 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254