Kevon Cooper

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Kevon Cooper
Personal information
Full name Kevon Keston Cooper
Born (1989-02-02) 2 February 1989 (age 25)
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–present Trindad and Tobago (squad no. 20)
2012–present Chittagong Kings
2012–present Rajasthan Royals
2012–present Uthura Rudras
FC debut 9 March 2012 Trindad and Tobago v Jamaica
LA debut 20 October 2011 Trindad and Tobago v Combined Campuses and Colleges
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 2 7 57
Runs scored 83 57 238
Batting average 27.66 11.40 10.81
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0
Top score 58 17* 28
Balls bowled 144 168 1,097
Wickets 1 9 66
Bowling average 83.00 11.44 17.18
5 wickets in innings 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/32 5/17 4/10
Catches/stumpings 4/– 2/– 12/–
Source: CricketArchive, 6 April 2013

Kevon Keston Cooper (born 2 February 1989)[1] is a cricketer from Trinidad and Tobago. He plays for Trinidad and Tobago as well as for the Chittagong Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League. He was also signed up to play in the Indian Premier League by Rajasthan Royals during the 2012 auction.

Early life[edit]

Cooper comes from a footballing family. One of his brothers, Kevin Molina, is headed to London as part of T&T's Olympic squad. He grew up playing football as well but was persuaded by his father, a cricket fan, to switch his allegiance. When Cooper was picked for the T&T Under-19 squad, he left football behind.[2]

Cricket career[edit]

In January 2011, cricket officials raised concerns over Cooper's bowling action, and he went to the University of Western Australia to undergo tests and undertake remedial work to correct the fault in his bowling action. In August 2011, Cooper was cleared to play.[3]

He returned and participated in the Champions League in 2011. Mixing speeds with his medium pacers to good effect, he took five wickets in six games while conceding just 5.29 runs an over. Coming in at No. 7, he posted a strike rate of 191.17 at an average of 21.66. It was these attributes that drew the attention of the Royals, who bought him for $50,000 in the IPL player auction.

During Rajasthan Royals' first game against Kings XI Punjab, he hit his first ball for a six and followed it up with a four. With the ball in hand, he claimed 4 wickets. Against Kolkata Knight Riders, he took 3 more wickets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevon Cooper". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rejuvenated Cooper overcomes self doubt". 
  3. ^ Seepersad, Roger (19 August 2011). "T & T bowlers cleared". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved 15 February 2012.