Paul Regan Adams
20 January 1977 (age 47) (
Cape Town, South Africa
Test debut (cap 263)
26 December 1995 v England
10 March 2004 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 37)
9 January 1996 v England
Justin Ontong, Nicky Boje, Justin Kemp, Lance Klusener, Daryll Cullinan
Left-arm unorthodox spin
Paul adams bowling action left arm unorthodox
Paul Regan Adams (born 20 January 1977 in Cape Town) is a former South African cricketer. A chinaman bowler with a unique bowing action, Admas played for the Test and ODI teams for national team sporadically since the 1990s. Meanwhile, his first class cricket career registered 412 wickets.
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- Bowling action
- International career
He is currently (2015–16) the coach of the Cape Cobras cricket team.
South africa spin bowler paul adams causes sensation
Adams's bowling action was highly unorthodox and Mike Gatting likened it to a "frog in a blender". Though his action initially caught world batsmen by surprise, he was soon exposed for lack of variety by the Australians. As such, he became less effective.
In December 2006 he was recalled to the Test side for the series against India, only to be dropped from the squad before the first Test. He held the ball with two fingers of his left hand (thumb, and the index finger). He announced his retirement from professional cricket on 2 October 2008, more than four years after his last Test match and five years after his last ODI.