As per our current Database, Joel Gagne is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020).
Currently, Joel Gagne is 69 years, 5 months and 6 days old. Joel Gagne will celebrate 70rd birthday on a Friday 16th of December 2022. Below we countdown to Joel Gagne upcoming birthday.
|Popular As||Joel Gagne|
|Age||68 years old|
|Born||December 16, 1952 ()|
Joel Gagne was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.
One of the tallest bowlers ever to play Test cricket, Garner appeared in 58 Tests between 1977 and 1987 and took 259 wickets at an average of barely above 20, making him statistically one of the most effective bowlers of all time. However, it was in limited overs cricket that Garner put his height to use with devastating effect. In 98 matches he took 146 wickets. He had the ability to unleash a devastating yorker, as well as the ability to generate more bounce. He is one of the two players (the other being Mitchell Starc) with more than 100 ODI wickets to average under 20, while his economy rate of just over 3 runs per over, and average of less than 20 runs per wicket are also the best ever for any Bowler who took more than 100 wickets. His 5 for 39 in the 1979 Cricket World Cup final against England remains the best ever performance by a Bowler in a final; it included a spell of 5 wickets for 4 runs, and he was on a hat-trick twice.
He was also the part of the West Indian team which emerged as runnersup in 1983 ICC Cricket World Cup.In the finals he along with Sir Andy Roberts set the highest ever 10th wicket partnership in World Cup history(71)
In October 2010 Garner was named interim manager of the West Indies for the tour of Sri Lanka. He was one of the new faces in the team including captain Darren Sammy.
In the 2013 election he was the BCA candidate for vice-president of the West Indies Cricket Board, losing to Dave Cameron's running mate, Emmanuel Nanthan of Dominica, 8–4. As of 2016 he continues as Barbados Cricket Association President, spearheads West Indies’ drive in Masters Cricket, has served as a West Indies selector, and fulfils various other duties.