…but it needs to drop 20 lbs
Former West Indies fast bowler, analyst Richard ‘Prof’ Edwards, thinks batsman Kyle Mayers could blossom into a true all-rounder for the regional team, but he needs to consider a few pounds.
The 28-year-old has had a spectacular start to his Test cricket career for the West Indies, exploding on stage with 210 on his debut appearance against Bangladesh. The pubs helped lay the foundation for an expected win in an away series and held the player to the spotlight.
In the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, he caught a bit of attention this time with the ball. His brisk medium speed accounted for batsman Oshada Fernando and later Dinesh Chandimal at a crucial time on the third day of the opening Test.
The wickets were the first of his international career. In all, Mayers finished with 28 overs, 13 maids, and four wickets. On the back of such demonstrations, Edwards believes the player could have a solid round shot.
“He did well. It was a surprise package for the Sri Lankans. They didn’t expect him to get the ball swinging and by the time they realized it was too late and he had wickets, ”Edwards said while assessing the player’s performance on the Mason and Guest radio program.
“I say that if he goes on and develops his bowling, he will not be cheating batters at that early stage again and he would have to bow well constantly, but he can, he has the natural ability to bowling. However, he must lose about 25 lbs. He’s too young to have all that pressure on him, ”he added.
“He’s a big strong guy, but he has to drop at least 20 lbs. He will bow faster and be the true all-rounder in the side. We wouldn’t look to get four overs out of it or five overs but it would be a comrade that you can throw the ball to when you’re looking to get wickets in a time of eight overs. “(Sportsmax)