He has played Test cricket for 11 years in an international career of 12 years. But, in these 11 years, he could not even take 11 wickets. Would like to know about this bowler.
Former West Indies all-rounder Roll Lewis was born on 5 September 1974
You must have heard the stories of more than one bowler in world cricket. You must have also heard the story of his success in Test cricket. Most wickets in someone’s name, the best average, someone earned the name by taking the most hat-tricks, and for someone just a charismatic performance took his career to new heights. But, here it will not be about any such bowler. If we talk about that bowler who is the example of the worst bowling in Test cricket. He has been one of those bowlers, whose impact on the batsmen has been the least. He has played Test cricket for 11 years in an international career of 12 years. But, in these 11 years, he could not even take 11 wickets. Would like to know about this bowler. So these people are former West Indies leg spinner Rawl Lewis. Now you will say that why suddenly today there is talk of Raoul Lewis? So that is because today i.e. on 5th September is the birthday of this former Caribbean cricketer. 47 years ago i.e. in the year 1974, this former Caribbean cricketer was born on this day.
Raul Lewis had stepped into international cricket through Pakistan. He made his ODI debut on 1 November 1997 in Lahore. Whereas, on 17 November 1997, he made his Test debut in Peshawar. In the first 3 matches of his Test career, right-arm legspinner Raul Lewis bowled in such a way that his name was recorded among bowlers with poor records. Lewis bowled 97.3 overs in the first 3 Tests of his career i.e. bowled a total of 585 balls. But during this he could take only 1 wicket. This is the only wicket Lewis got in 1998-99 against Mark Boucher in the Johannesburg Test against South Africa. Lewis achieved this success by getting Boucher caught by Brian Lara. But, you will be surprised when you will know the bowling average of Lewis during this period, which is 318.
When I got a second chance…
Lewis was shown the way out of the Test team after his poor performance in the Tests played on the South Africa tour, after which he returned to the Test team again in the year 2006 for the tour of New Zealand. Lewis got this second chance on the basis of his performance in domestic cricket in 2005-06, where he took 24 wickets at an average of 17.54. After this, Lewis got the third and last chance for the tour of South Africa in the year 2007-08. Including the tour of New Zealand and South Africa, Lewis played only 2 Tests, in which he took 3 wickets. With these 3 wickets, the total number of Test wickets of Raul Lewis increased to 4 and his bowling average, which was 318, has now improved slightly to 114.
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