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Roy Fredericks: 15 little known facts to know about the former West Indies opening batsman

Roy Fredericks: 15 little known facts to know about the former West Indies opening batsman

Standing at just five feet six inches, Fredericks was considered one of the most destructive left-handed batsmen of his time.


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Born November 11, 1942 in Blairmont, East Bank, Berbice, Guyana (then British Guiana), Roy Fredericks was a former West Indies opening batsman who played between 1968 and 1977. Standing at just five feet six inches, Fredericks was considered one of the most destructive left-handed batsmen of his time. He often annihilated the best pace bowlers of his generation. He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1974. This Guyanese accumulated 4,334 runs in 59 Tests at an average of 42.49 with 8 hundreds and 26 fifties. Fredericks played only 12 ODIs in which he averaged 25.91. On his birth anniversary, Bhaskar Narayan takes a look at 15 lesser known facts of this cricketer who passed away 15 years ago.

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