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Windies paceman Edwards aims for more speed, consistency

Last updated on: July 5, 2011 11:50 IST

'I have not been consistent'

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West Indian paceman Fidel Edwards has been the chief tormentor of Indian batsmen in the ongoing cricket series but the Barbadian is not quite happy with his effort.

"I don't think I have been consistent...I am not consistently putting the ball in the right areas but hopefully it will come together (in the final Test)," said Edwards ahead of the third and final Test, starting in Roseau, Dominica on Wednesday.

"I don't think I am back to my best... my pace has been up and down...I could bowl faster in my first spell," he added.


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'Haven't been bowling my first spell in the right areas'

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Edwards has taken 13 wickets in the present series, with the best figures of 5 for 76, at an average of 19.85 but he still finds fault with his first spell of the innings.

"I have not been bowling my first spell in the right areas. Hopefully I will get this right in this game," remarked Edwards.

Edwards has been good with the reverse swing he is managing with the older ball and India's middle order, especially the young batsmen, have consistently struggled against him.


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'Have been working on my reverse swing'

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"I have been training hard to get my reverse swing going. It's been working well for me," Edwards said.

"I think (Suresh) Raina has played me well. (Virat) Kohli has been fighting hard but he keeps getting good deliveries," he added.

Edwards' bit for his team has consistently been thwarted by the old firm of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman who have 212 (53.00) and 184 (46.00) runs from the series -- the highest from either sides.


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'My aim is to be the No 1 bowler'

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"The two of them have been very good. I have grown up watching them. Laxman plays the short ball very well. Dravid is excellent too. It's pretty hard to get them out," he conceded.

Edwards' strong showing has made him shoot up the rankings and he is presently at number 18 in the ICC Test list.

"My aim has been to be the top bowler of the world. I will try to bowl better to be number one," he said.


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