Jo Angel

Jo Angel (born 22 April 1968, Mount Lawley, Western Australia) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 4 Tests and 3 ODIs from 1993 to 1995.

 

Angel was a giant fast bowler from Western Australia. 6' 6" (1.98m) and a big, strapping man, he had an ungainly and lumbering approach to the wicket and hit the deck hard. On the fast WACA Ground, his bounce was a threat and lot of his wickets in the domestic circle came from playing on this pitch.

 

The positive aspect about his bowling was that he would always try hard to get wickets and would bowl long spells even if the wicket was unresponsive or the weather was hot. He made his Test debut against the West Indies at the WACA in 1993. Prior to the match, he vowed to fight the West Indies fire with fire.

Angel's domestic performance was impeccable, carrying the Western Australian attack with distinction. He holds the career wickets record for Western Australia and is one of two bowlers who have taken 400 or more wickets for the state with 445. The other is Terry Alderman, with 433 wickets.

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