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Jamaica’s “Wonder Boy” Leveridge Still Got Pace

Reynard Leveridge is still considered to be an exciting fast bowling talent in the current Jamaican setup.

He is 27 years old and has so far played eight first-class matches, capturing nine wickets at 39.66 and nine list A games taking nine wickets at 30.66.

Leveridge is somewhat of a late bloomer in cricket; he did not play any form of youth cricket in his days at Jamaica College, but was very good at Hockey and represented Jamaica in that sport.

It was after he joined the Jamaica Défense Force that he was encouraged by a coach to try fast bowling.

He started taking the game of cricket seriously and was identified by a member of the West Indies selection team as a great potential while bowling in the nets at Sabina Park before a test match between the West Indies and India in 2016.

He was fast-tracked into the West Indies A team that toured Sri Lanka that same year but picked up an injury in his first game.

What Leveridge brings to the table as a fast bowler is a tremendous height, thus allowing him to generate bounce; he is also an express pace bowler that has bowled over 90 miles an hour.

He bowls with control and is a very aggressive bowler capable of rattling some of the best batsmen in the world.

Plagued with injuries, Leveridge is yet to deliver on promise. However, Jamaica’s selectors and coach have a lot of confidence in him and are prepared to give him a long run.

He has been called in to replace Oshane Thomas in the Jamaica Scorpions squad for the ongoing regional Super50 tournament.

Leveridge will be making his second appearance in the Super50 tournament following his 2017 stint where the Scorpions lost to Barbados in the final

He has the potential to be a fearsome fast bowler for Jamaica and the West Indies.

However, his primary challenge is to remain injury free so that he can realize his full potential.

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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